Trauma and Extremities

One of the fastest growing market segments, trauma and extremity devices can be some of the simplest and most complex devices to test. Simple devices such as bone plates and screws are subjected to routine tests such as bending and pullout. Complex devices such as reverse shoulders are subjected to more complex biaxial loading to evaluate loosening, fatigue, and fretting potential at modular junctions. Contact KMT today to discuss the latest industry trends in testing for your next shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle. Some commonly tested devices are listed below:

Total ankle systems

Bone plates and screws

Reverse and anatomic shoulder systems

Small bone systems (foot and ankle, hand plating systems)

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ASTM Standards

Standard #

Test Name


Standard Specification and Test Method for Metallic Bone Plates


Standard Specification and Test Methods for Metallic Medical Bone Screws


Standard Specification and Test Methods for Metallic Bone Staples


Standard Specification and Test Methods for Intramedullary Fixation Devices


Standard Test Methods for Dynamic Evaluation of Glenoid Loosening or Disassociation


Standard Specification and Test Methods for Absorbable Plates and Screws for Internal Fixation Implants

ISO Standards

Standard #

Test Name


“Implants for surgery – Determination of bending strength and stiffness of bone plates”