Resistance to static load (compression, tension) - ISO 7206-10

Implants for surgery — Partial and total hip-joint prostheses — Part 10: Determination of resistance to static load of modular femoral heads


The ISO 7206-10 standard specifies the methods of determining the loads required to cause failure of a modular head system.

The head neck constructs are loaded in two directions:

  • Static compression to determine the fracture load
  • Static tension to determine the disassembly load