Staples - ASTM F564

Standard specification and test methods for metallic bone staples


The ASTM F564 standard covers the mechanical testing of metallic staples used in the internal fixation of the musculoskeletal system.

The following tests may be carried out:

  • Dynamic bending fatigue test
  • Determination of the pull-out fixation strength
  • Determination of the soft tissue fixation strength
  • Elastic static bending test