The orthopedic implant sector is a dynamic element of the medical device industry.

Orthopedic implants include joint reconstruction materials and biomaterials used in the reduction of fracture fragments, bone manipulation and joint replacement. Reduction can involve surgery to implant and replace artificial joints.

Musculoskeletal problems are among the most frequent reasons for medical consultation, accounting for more than 130 million visits per year says the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. One in four people in the US suffer from musculoskeletal impairment, which brings the annual cost of musculoskeletal disorders in the US to $180 billion.

Apart from bone, joint, ligament, tendon and muscular injury, orthopedics is also used in the treatment of osteoporosis and arthritis.

Testing implants is a strategic activity impacting the creation and production of orthopedic devices. The FDA plays an important role in overseeing the process of implant design and development, ensuring patient safety and efficacy of the product.

TestResources has been active in supplying static and dynamic fatigue test systems to the orthopedic industry since 1998. We have sponsored the Orthopedic Research Society since our inception. The firm offers testing solutions that are engineered to application requirements, and so are a good and natural fit to the needs of the orthopedic industry.