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Hip stem corrosion test ASTM F1875

Normative References  

ASTM F1875: Standard Practice for Fretting Corrosion Testing of Modular Implant Interfaces: Hip Femoral Head-Bore and Cone Taper Interface

This practice describes the testing, analytical, and characterization methods for evaluating the mechanical stability of the bore and cone interface of the head and stem junction of modular hip implants subjected to cyclic loading by measurements of fretting corrosion. In general, EndoLab® uses Method II procedure B as described by the standard. A large counter electrode is used and the current between this reference and the implant is measured under dynamic loading.