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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 046 Date of Entry 12/23/2016 
FR Recognition Number 11-316
Standard
ASTM F1264-16
Standard Specification and Test Methods for Intramedullary Fixation Devices
Scope/Abstract
1.1 This specification is intended to provide a characterization of the design and mechanical function of intramedullary fixation devices (IMFDs), specify labeling and material requirements, provide test methods for characterization of IMFD mechanical properties, and identify needs for further development of test methods and performance criteria. The ultimate goal is to develop a standard which defines performance criteria and methods for measurement of performance-related mechanical characteristics of IMFDs and their fixation to bone. It is not the intention of this specification to define levels of performance or case-specific clinical performance of these devices, as insufficient knowledge to predict the consequences of the use of any of these devices in individual patients for specific activities of daily living is available. It is not the intention of this specification to describe or specify specific designs for IMFDs.

1.2 This specification describes IMFDs for surgical fixation of the skeletal system. It provides basic IMFD geometrical definitions, dimensions, classification, and terminology; labeling and material specifications; performance definitions; test methods and characteristics determined to be important to in-vivo performance of the device.
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
Rationale for Recognition
This standard is relevant to medical devices and is recognized on its scientific and technical merit and/or because it supports existing regulatory policies.
Public Law, CFR Citation(s) and Procode(s)*
Regulation Number Device Name Device Class Product Code
§888.3020 Rod, Fixation, Intramedullary And Accessories Class 2 HSB
FDA Technical Contact
 Jonathan Peck
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OPEQ/OHTVI/DHTVIB/
  301-796-5650
  jonathan.peck@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organization
ASTM ASTM International http://www.astm.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Orthopedic
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.
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