Setting the Standard for Orthopaedic Surgery

ASTM Committee F-04 and AAOS celebrate 50 years of success

John S. Kirkpatrick, MD, MS

Every day, in operating rooms around the world, orthopaedic surgeons implant devices that restore mobility to their patients. Most do so without a worry about the biomechanics, biocompatibility, materials, and quality controls in manufacturing, processing, and delivering those implants.

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