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ASTM F1540 1995 Edition, August 15, 1995
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Standard Test Method for Pull-Out Fixation Strength of Metallic Bone Staples
Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 1999
Additional Comments: W/D S/S BY ASTM F564
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1. Scope

1.1 This test method covers testing of the hard tissue pull-out fixation strength of metallic staples used in the internal fixation of the musculoskeletal system. This test method may be used with physiologic bone or a synthetic substitute. It may also be used when testing in an aqueous or physiological solution.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

1.3 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.