Implant wear simulators

Each year Prosim simulators walk, jog, stumble and trip 5.4 billion steps on orthopaedic joints to ensure that patients have safe, reliable and long lasting implants.

Simulation Solutions are the exclusive European partner for the supply and support of the Prosim range of mechanical wear testing machinery.

From the initial design and development of the first Prosim wear simulators in the early 1990’s, for DePuy Synthes, Prosim has sought to take a flexible, innovative and cost-effective approach to the development of mechanical wear simulation for the testing of orthopaedic implants to help in the fields of joint biomechanics and implant design.

Our long association with Prosim means that Simulation Solutions is able to offer a complete suite of joint simulators, hip simulators, implant wear simulators, biomechanical testing machines and robotic musculoskeletal simulator for mechanical wear testing of hip, knee and spinal implants, as well as other orthopaedic implants such as ankles, fingers, elbows and shoulder joints.

Range of Simulators

If you have any specific requirements not fully addressed by the below range of simulators, please do not hesitate to contact us as we are always happy to look at customisation of existing equipment or design and build projects to a customer’s specification. Below you will find information and pdfs about our range of equipment.

Hip & Spine Wear Simulator

Six station simulator, for the study of wear and friction of non-cadaveric hip and spinal implant prostheses, able to perform up to and beyond ISO 14242-1 (2012) and ISO 18192-1 (2011)

PDF2Hip & Spine Wear Testing PDF

Knee Wear Simulator

Six station simulator with each station able to run autonomously for the study of wear and friction of knee implant prostheses, able to perform up to and beyond ISO 14243-1 (2009) and ISO 14243-3 (2004)

PDF2Knee Wear Simulator PDF

Universal Joint Simulator

Single station simulator for the study of wear, friction and in-depth biomechanics of both cadaveric and non-cadaveric joint specimens, able to perform up and beyond ISO 14242-1 (2012), ISO 14243-1 (2009), ISO 14243-3 (2004) and 18192-1 (2011)

PDF2Universal Joint Simulator PDF

Custom Built Wear Testing Equipment

We are always happy to look at full custom ‘design and build’ projects or to customise existing equipment to specific requirements of its customers.

Over 300,000,000 cycles of wear data generated by Prosim wear simulators, has been published. More than on any other brand of wear simulator in the market.

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