Spine Testing

Empirical Technologies specializes in mechanical testing which includes devices for the spine.
  • ASTM F1717: Standard Test Methods for Spinal Implant Constructs in a Vertebrectomy Model
  • ASTM F1798: Standard Guide for Evaluating the Static and Fatigue Properties of Interconnection Mechanisms and Subassemblies Used in Spinal Arthrodesis Implants
  • ASTM F2077: Test Methods for Intervertebral Body Fusion Devices
  • ASTM F2193: Standard Specifications and Test Methods for Components Used in the Surgical Fixation of the Spinal Skeletal System
  • ASTM F2267: Standard Test Method for Measuring Load Induced Subsidence of an Intervertebral Body Fusion Device under Static Axial Compression
  • ASTM F2346: Standard Test Methods for Static and Dynamic Characterization of Spinal Artificial Discs
  • ASTM F2423: Standard Guide for Functional, Kinematic, and Wear Assessment of Total Disc Prostheses
  • ASTM F2624: Standard Test Method for Static, Dynamic, and Wear Assessment of Extra-Discal Spinal Motion Preserving Implants
  • ASTM F2694: Standard Practice for Functional and Wear Evaluation of Motion-Preserving Lumbar Total Facet Prostheses
  • ASTM F2706:Standard Test Methods for Occipital-Cervical and Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic Spinal Implant Constructs in a Vertebrectomy Model
  • ASTM F2789: Standard Guide for Mechanical and Functional Characterization of Nucleus Devices (Except Viscoelastic Testing)
  • ASTM F2790: Standard Practice for Static and Dynamic Characterization of Motion Preserving Lumbar Total Facet Prostheses
  • ISO 12189: Implants for Surgery – Mechanical Testing of Implantable Spinal Devices – Fatigue Test Method for Spinal Implant Assemblies Using an Anterior Support
  • ISO 18192-1: Implants for Surgery – Wear of Total Intervertebral Spinal Disc Prostheses – Loading and Displacement Parameters for Wear Testing and Corresponding Environmental Conditions for Test