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Orthopaedic Testing

Orthopaedic Testing Services

From an initial service offering of wear testing of orthopaedic implants, Lucideon has expanded our service portfolio within this area of Healthcare to include:

All the work we conduct is performed with expertise, and we will always go the extra mile to ensure that our results are of the very highest standard. We offer consultancy with experts for all the testing that we do, and if you need further interpretation of results, we can provide the expertise.

Orthopaedic products and materials sometimes require other testing facilities to determine parameters that are out of scope of standard tests.

Lucideon has extensive testing facilities to determine any non-standard parameters you may need to consider, such as:

  • Trace analyses by ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry)
  • Microstructural imaging (including contamination analysis) by SEM and FEG-SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy and Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscopy)
  • Stress and strain measurements by DIC (Digital Image Correlation)

White Papers

The Advantages of Including Adverse Event Wear Testing in the Design of Orthopaedic Implants

In this white paper we look at why the testing of implants is so important. Traditional test methods and their limitations are detailed and adverse event testing is discussed

Tribology and Testing of Orthopaedic Implants

In this white paper we review the key tribology & testing techniques available for orthopaedic implants

Orthopaedic Implant
Your Metal Component has Failed in Fatigue: What do you do next?

This white paper provides an introduction to the theory behind fatigue in general, and the factors that affect how materials perform in fatigue

Orthopaedic Implant
Hip and Knee Wear Testing - What the Standards Don't Tell You

This white paper offers additional guidance that could help support implant manufacturers in their decision-making and justifications for regulatory submissions

Wear Testing
Extremity Wear Testing - Total Ankle and Shoulder Replacement Testing

Wear simulation for implantable knee, hip and intervertebral spinal disc prostheses have all been well documented and standardised tests methods have been created to assess the performance of these medical device implants

Ensuring Reliable Performance from Ceramic Components in Medical Applications

This white paper highlights some of the testing involved in ISO 13356 and discusses how recent and ongoing research into ceramic processing provides opportunities to meet product improvement challenges

Case Studies

Dental Implant
Method Development Helps Nobel Biocare in Medical Device Optimisation

Characterisation of the surface chemical composition of medical implants

Surface Cleanliness of Orthopaedic Instruments

Lucideon assists in identification and prevention of staining of orthopaedic instruments

Stainless Steel Orthopaedic Instrument
When the Unexpected Happens to Your Polymer Components

Analysis of failed polymer components in orthopaedic instruments using a range of testing and analysis techniques

Knee Joint
Raw Material Validation for TiGenix Ltd

Testing and analysis provided by Lucideon

Orthopaedic Implant
Lucideon Helps Determine Impact of Hot Isostatic Pressing on Fatigue Life of Ti-6Al-4V Component

Lucideon expertise helped a client with additive manufactured implants