Element offers a comprehensive suite of testing for orthopedic devices including hip, knee, spinal and dental implants. In addition to full-service mechanical testing, our labs can assist with procedure review and development, predicate testing, and research & development.
Orthopedic implants experience several forces during their use inside the body, including torsion and wear. The testing of orthopedic devices is a vital part of ensuring patient safety.
Our orthopedic device testing services
Element’s trusted orthopedic implant testing programs can accommodate a range of unique requirements, including in-situ environments, biological tissue testing, custom test procedures, and more. We can assist in testing a variety of sample configurations, including variations in orthopedic device models, types and functions.
As an industry leader in medical device testing, our experts are active members of prominent standards organizations, including ASTM International. For more information or to let us know how we can assist with your orthopedic device testing program, contact us today.
Hip Implant Testing
Our hip implant testing covers a wide variety of medical device testing methods for both modular and non-modular hip implant systems. Services include long-term tests such as wear testing and fatigue testing, as well as static tests.
Knee Implant Testing
Element provides mechanical testing services on total knee prostheses and components, including femurs, patellas, tibial trays and tibial inserts. Services include fatigue testing, wear testing and various static tests.
Spinal Implant Testing
We offer trusted medical device testing services on fusion and non-fusion spinal devices as well as predicate components. Services include static, fatigue and wear testing in a variety of loading modes.
Bone Screw, Bone Plate and Fixation Devices
Our team of experts performs destructive testing on medical bone plates and screws, along with various other internal and external fixation devices in accordance with a variety of ASTM standards, as well as client-specific test protocols.
Extremity & Shoulder Replacement Implants
Element offers mechanical testing for extremity devices, including wrist, hand, elbow, shoulder and ankle replacements. In addition to our scope of ASTM specifications, we can assist with custom projects and unique designs.
Dental Implant Testing
Our medical device experts provide testing for a variety of dental implant test programs, including comparison studies for a range of sizes and designs.
Element provides a wide range of microbiological analysis projects for medical devices, from pathogen and bioburden testing to endotoxin and cytotoxicity analyses.
Porous Coating Testing
Our porous coating testing is beneficial in satisfying FDA or other regulatory body requirements, helping with research and development of new coating processes and technologies, and providing insight to compare or validate coating suppliers.
Preventing Fretting Corrosion of Orthopedic Devices
The human body is a corrosive environment that can compromise the performance of orthopedic devices. The test methods outlined in this article aid in preventing fretting corrosion in your device designs.
Evaluation Methods for 3D Printed Implants
Compared to traditional materials, additive manufactured materials require qualifying and validating of the powders, structures, individual printers and overall design, creating additional steps for characterization.
Biomechanical Testing of Cadaveric Specimen
Cadaveric biomechanical testing is one of the most beneficial forms of mechanical testing in the medical industry. Our medical device testing experts explain the advantages and challenges of testing with cadaveric specimens.
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