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Research Article

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

Table 2

Survey results for the Nitinol SMART 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

(c)40%60%40%60%20%50%30%
(d)60%40%100%0%10%20%70%
(e)50%50%80%20%10%40%50%
(i)60%40%90%10%10%20%70%
(j)50%50%80%20%20%0%80%
(k)50%50%90%10%10%10%80%
(n)50%50%70%30%40%60%0%
(q)50%50%90%10%10%30%60%
(r)50%50%90%10%10%50%40%

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