ISO 14879-1 Tibial plateau dynamic fatigue test*
This fatigue test is used in bicondylar knee endoprostheses and especially addresses the metallic tibial plateau (tibial tray). The tibial plateau is fixed on one side (medial or lateral) for the test, with the other side oscillating freely. The fatigue strength of the tibial plateau is determined for a predefined load and number of cycles.
The fatigue test is not used for cemented tibial components which consist only of polyethylene (All-Poly) and do not have a metallic plateau.
*We offer this testing service as part of our accredited scope.