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Bearing surface characterization of retrieved hard-on-hard hip prostheses ASTM F2979

Normative References  

ASTM F2979 Standard guide for Characterization of Wear from the Articulating Surfaces in Retrieved Metal-on-Metal and other Hard-on-Hard Hip Prostheses  

This guide specifies a method to measure the in-vivo wear of explanted Metal-on-Metal (MoM) or other “hard-on-hard” (e.g. Ceramic-on-Ceramic) hip components. The guide covers the measurement of acetabular cups and femoral heads using a dimensional change method and is applicable to all prosthetic hip types, including stemmed (modular) and resurfacing hip systems.