Element offers a comprehensive suite of orthopedic implants testing for hip, knee, spinal and dental implants. In addition to full-service mechanical testing, our labs can provide assistance with procedure review and development, predicate testing, and research and development.
Orthopedic implants can experience a number of forces during their use inside the body, including torsion and wear. The testing of orthopedic devices is a vital part of ensuring safety for the user.
Our Orthopedic Device Testing Services
Element’s trusted orthopedic implants 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 such as range of motion, axial push-in/out, modular connection strength, component interlock strength, and assembly/disassembly force.
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 and wear testing and various static tests such as range of motion, constraint, contact pressure, and component interlocking strength.
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 and fatigue testing in a variety of loading modes, such as axial, torsional, shear, flexion/extension, bending, lateral bending, and axial rotation.
ISO 14801: 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. Our dental implant capabilities include fatigue testing at speeds of up to 10 Hz, for up to 5 million cycles.
Extremity and Shoulder Replacement Implant Testing
Element offers mechanical testing for extremity devices, including wrist, ankle, hand, and shoulder replacements. In addition to our scope of ASTM specifications, we can assist with custom projects and unique designs.
Bone Screw, Bone Plate and Fixation Device Testing
Our teams of experts provides 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.
Medical Device Wear Testing
We offer wear testing and tribological studies for medical devices as well as materials characterization. Element manages every aspect of your wear testing project in-house, including testing, mass loss evaluation, SEM particle analysis, metallographic surface evaluations, and final reporting.
Porous Coating Testing
Our porous coating testing services include mechanical and metallurgical tests. These tests are beneficial in satisfying FDA or regulatory requirements, helping with research and development of new coating processes and technologies, and providing insight to compare or validate coating suppliers.
Element offers microbiological evaluations, from pathogen and bioburden testing to endotoxin and cytotoxicity analyses. Our recently expanded capabilities include a brand new, state-of-the-art facility featuring ISO Class 5 Workstations, ISO Class 7 Cleanroom Laboratories, and a certified HACCP manager.
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