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ASTM Publication addresses static and dynamic spinal implants.

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May 17, 2012 - Available in print or as e-book, Static and Dynamic Spinal Implants: Are We Evaluating Them Appropriately? is a collection of 21 peer-reviewed papers available from ASTM International. Publication covers interbody fusion devices, disc and nucleus devices, in-vitro testing methods, and longitudinal systems, as well as latest testing technology, including precision and bias methods, impingement of motion preserving technologies, and subsidence of interbody fusion devices.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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New Publication from ASTM International on Static and Dynamic Spinal Implants

Press release date: May 14, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -Static and Dynamic Spinal Implants: Are We Evaluating Them Appropriately? is a collection of 21 peer-reviewed papers now available from ASTM International. The new publication covers the following: o Interbody Fusion Devices-examines several test parameters used in the evaluation of interbody spacers and other fusion devices. Papers cover variations in the fixture design, bone analog material, and mode of testing are presented. o Disc and Nucleus Devices-covers the frequency dependence of polymeric core discs and a groundbreaking comparison of human in vivo ranges of motion to the parameters outlined in ASTM F2423, Guide for Functional, Kinematic and Wear Assessment of Total Disc Prostheses. o In-vitro Testing Methods-discusses mechanically tested spinal devices using human spinal segments as the test medium and development of a more physiological loading protocol. o Longitudinal Systems-emphasizes the importance of ASTM F1717, Test Method for Spinal Constructs in a Vertebrectomy Model. o Significance and Future Work-covers the latest testing technology, including precision and bias methods, impingement of motion preserving technologies, and subsidence of interbody fusion devices. Static and Dynamic Spinal Implants: Are We Evaluating Them Appropriately? is available for $110 USD in print (392 pages; 6" x 9" soft cover; ISBN: 978-0-8031-7521-1; Stock #: STP1535) or as an e-book (ISBN: 978-0-8031-9418-2; E-book Stock #: STP1535-EB). To purchase ASTM publications, search by stock number on the ASTM Web site (www.astm.org), or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 877-909-ASTM; sales@astm.org). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

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