ASTM-F1745 › Test Method for External Fixator Connectors (Withdrawn 2000)
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1.1 This test method covers the procedures for determining the stiffness and strength of external fixator connecting elements (clamps) under axial loads and bending moments. Depending on the design of the connector and its use in the overall construct, the connector needs to transmit one or more components of loading (tension, compression, torsion, or bending, or all of these) between the elements it grips (anchorage elements or bridge elements), without itself undergoing either permanent deformation or excessive elastic deformation.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
bending moments; connecting elements; connectors; external fixator; orthopaedic device; stiffness; strength; ICS Number Code 21.060.70 (Clamps and staples)
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Oct. 10, 1996