Wear Testing of Polymeric Materials
Describes methodology for wear testing of various materials using OIC’s AMTI OrthoPOD. Pin rotation, disc rotation, and dynamic pin loading are all independently controlled. Track patterns and loads can be customized and are fully programmable, ensuring an accurate representation of the cross-shear motion experienced by prostheses in vivo. Testing can be performed dry or in various lubricants. POD testing can be used for screening candidate biomaterial couples and for optimizing design performance prior to cost-intensive joint simulator wear tests.