Implants for surgery -- Test solutions and environmental conditions for static and dynamic corrosion tests on implantable materials and medical devices
These environmental testing conditions can be employed where necessary in combination with various static or dynamic tests where the effect of the physiological environment is to be considered. Typical applications are corrosion fatigue tests and selected fretting and wear tests, as well as general electrochemical tests.
Typical articulating joint simulator tests and aspects particular to the dental field are not considered by ISO 16428:2005. Solutions that attempt to replicate the tribological properties of body fluids, such as those used in wear studies, are outside the scope of ISO 16428:2005.