ASTM F983 - 86(2018) - Standard Practice for Permanent Marking of Orthopaedic Implant Components

ASTM F983 - 86(2018)

Standard Practice for Permanent Marking of Orthopaedic Implant Components

Status : Current   Published : February 2018



1.1 It is common practice for orthopaedic implant manufacturers to apply permanent identification to implant components. In this regard, Practice F86 describes recommended locations and methods of marking for metallic implants.

1.2 The purpose of this practice is to ( 1) recommend that orthopaedic implants be permanently marked, and ( 2) recommend practical amounts of information that should be included in the marking. It is recognized, however, that marking is not practical in some cases (see 4.1).

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM F983 - 86(2018)
TitleStandard Practice for Permanent Marking of Orthopaedic Implant Components
Publication Date01 February 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Labeling, Metallic Implants, Metallic Specimens, Orthopedic Implants, Product Markings, Surgical Implants, Test Specimens And Test Engines
File Size52 KB

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