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Disassembly tests - ASTM F1820

Standard Test Method for Determining the Forces for Disassembly of Modular Acetabular Devices

 

The ASTM F1820 test method describes the methodology used to measure the attachment strength between a modular acetabular shell and liner.

Disassembly tests are carried out in the following loading directions:

  • Axial disassembly
  • Offset pull-out or lever-out disassembly
  • Torque-out disassembly