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ASTM F1441

2003 Edition, April 10, 2003

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Standard Specification for Soft-Tissue Expander Devices

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2014

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  • Revision: 2003 Edition, April 10, 2003
  • Published Date: January 2014
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 5
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This specification covers the requirements for single use saline inflatable, smooth and textured tissue expansion devices to be used intraoperatively or implanted for typically less than 6 months and then removed.


This specification applies only to soft-tissue expander devices fabricated with elastomer shells. It does not necessarily cover any custom fabricated soft tissue expander device manufactured to any other specification.

This specification applies, in part, to combination "expander/mammary" devices as classified in Section 4.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard, values in parentheses are for information only.

The following statement pertains only to the test methods and requirements portion, Section 9, of this specification- .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