PI-76: (WK45142) Standard Practice for Mechanical Characterization of Spinous Process Plates
This standard is used for testing of spinous process plates. SPP consists of parallel plates that are clamped around adjacent spinous processes to stabilize the motion segment for fusion. This procedure describes static and dynamic tests by specifying load types and specific methods of applying these loads. The following tests to evaluate and characterize them can be carried out at EndoLab®: Static and dynamic axial compression, static and dynamic torsion, static and dynamic plate dissociation and static pull-out from standard foam.