Comparison of hearing results of nitinol SMART stapes piston prosthesis with conventional piston prostheses: postoperative results of nitinol stapes prosthesis.

@article{Harris2007ComparisonOH,
  title={Comparison of hearing results of nitinol SMART stapes piston prosthesis with conventional piston prostheses: postoperative results of nitinol stapes prosthesis.},
  author={Jeffrey P. Harris and Shu-sheng Gong},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={692-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Recently, a new stapedotomy piston prosthesis, which is a composite metal alloy of nickel and titanium known as nitinol, has been introduced into medical use. This biocompatible alloy has the unique property of shape-memory, which permits tight self-crimping when heat is applied to the wire. To substantiate the favorable initial observations with the SMART piston, this study was undertaken to compare these results (n=26) with those obtained using conventional stainless steel or… CONTINUE READING

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