ASTM F2502 is a standard for testing Bioabsorbable Plates and Screws for Internal Fixation Implants.
These types of plates and screws are resorbed into the body once implanted to unstable bone or tissue connected to bone. The advantage over a metallic fixation device is that a bioabsorbable device does not need to be removed. The challenge to medical device manufacturers of bioabsorbable devices is to ensure full healing takes place before the bioabsorbable device is fully deteriorated.
There are four Annexes describing the testing procedures to follow in this specification.
ADMET’s Biaxial eXpert 2610 is the perfect testing system solution for performing Annex 1-4
Torsional Yield Strength
Rate of Torsional Speed applied to the sample -1 to 5 rotations/minute
Testing Times -Document 7 measuring points over time. (ie; 1 day, 1 week, 4 weeks, etc.)
Solution -Specimens must be submerged in bath- see conditioning 5.4 and 6.1 and constant temperature of 37^C +-1^
Insert specimen in collet grip- 5 threads or 20% of total size should be anchored in grip.
Apply torsional load of 1 to 5 r/min to failure.
Apply minimal axial load to balance grip.
From Torque vs. angle curve plot calculate Torsional Yield Strength by offset method, report max torque and breaking angle (both determined by max torque reported)