Lucideon has added impingement wear testing of hip implants to its range of services for orthopaedic implant manufacturers. The company also plans to develop and validate methods for other joints, such as ankles and shoulders.
Impingement testing assesses wear caused by motion beyond the joint's natural limit, mimicking in vivo conditions. Such testing can help manufacturers to approximate the longevity of an implant and predict its ability to withstand abnormal conditions, and is often included at the design stage of prosthetic development.
The new method for impingement wear testing of hip implants has been validated to ASTM F2582-14 and is complementary to Lucideon's other wear testing services, which include hip testing to ISO 14242 and knee testing to ISO 14243, both of which are ISO 17025 accredited. Testing is performed with the latest-generation gold standard simulators.
Lucideon's tribology services for orthopaedic implant manufacturers include failure, debris and wear pattern analysis. Numerous analytical capabilities, such as surface analysis and materials characterization, are also available.
For further information, please contact:
Lucideon Marketing Executive
Phone: +44 (0)1782 764436
Since early 2014, when Ceram changed its name to Lucideon, the company has steadily reported new capabilities and expansion. Read more about Lucideon's progress, here.