ISO 17853:2011 Preview
Wear of implant materials -- Polymer and metal wear particles -- Isolation and characterization
This standard was last reviewed and confirmed* in 2016.
*Therefore this version remains current
ISO 17853:2011 specifies methods for sampling wear particles generated by joint replacement implants in humans and in joint simulators. It specifies the apparatus, reagents and test methods to isolate and characterize both polymer and metal wear particles from samples of tissues excised from around the joint replacement implant, obtained at revision surgery or post mortem, and from samples of joint simulator test fluids. Some of these procedures could certainly be adapted for isolation and characterization of particles from human biological fluids (e.g. synovial fluid).