Femoral component fatigue testing - ASTM F3210

ASTM F3210 - Standard Test Method for Fatigue Testing of Total Knee Femoral Components Under Closing Conditions


This standard applies to total knee femoral components used in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The procedure is performed to determine the fatigue behavior under closing-style loading conditions. Closing-style loading refers to forces that act to reduce the femoral intercondylar depth, resulting in a tensile stress on the articular surface of the femoral condyle.