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Research Article

Comparison of Nitinol Stapes Pistons with Conventional Stapes Pistons: A Cadaver Study

Table 1

Survey results for the conventional manual crimped stapes prosthesis (%), n = 10 (survey respondents).

Piston LetterConsidered
a Nitinol piston
Considered
a conventional piston
Considered circularConsidered ovalConsidered to have <34% contact with the incusConsidered to have 33–46% contact with the incusConsidered to have >66% contact with the incus

(a)60%40%90%10%40%0%50%
(b)30%70%0%100%10%50%40%
(f)30%70%20%80%10%60%30%
(g)50%50%40%60%50%40%10%
(h)40%60%80%20%0%20%80%
(l)30%70%10%90%60%20%20%
(m)30%70%0%100%20%50%30%
(o)50%50%90%10%30%20%50%
(p)30%70%20%80%80%20%0%

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