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Research Article

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

Table 3

Survey results for the Nitinol SMART crimped stapes prosthesis (%), n = 9 (total of each type of piston).

Piston Type# Pistons considered circular by ≥50% of respondents,
n = 9
# Pistons considered oval by ≥50% of respondents,
n = 9
P value# of pistons considered to have <34% contact with the incus by ≥50% of respondents# of pistons considered to have 34–66% contact with the incus by ≥50% of respondents# of pistons considered to have <66% contact with the incus by ≥50% of respondentsP value

Conventional3 (33%)6 (66%)<0.053 (33%)3 (33%)3 (33%)0.35
Nitinol8 (88.9%)1 (11.1%)03 (33%)6 (66%)

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