Accession Number:

ADA546415

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Resource article

Corporate Author:

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER TACOMA WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

To visually compare the Nitinol smart stapes prosthesis to conventional manual crimping stapes pistons in temporal bone cadaver specimens. Main Outcome Measures. 10 otolaryngologists were given a photograph of the randomly ordered stapes pistons and asked to use the pictures to answer questions about each stapes piston. The answers to the survey were then recorded for analysis. Results. 8 of 9 Nitinol pistons were described as circular, and 3 of 9 manual crimped pistons were described as circular P .05. 6 of 9 Nitinol pistons were considered to be in contact with 66 of the incus and 3 of 9 to be in contact with 34-66 of the incus. 3 of 9 manually crimped pistons were considered to be in contact with 66 of the incus, 3 with 34-66 contact and 3 with less than 34 contact. Conclusions. The Nitinol smart stapes pistons were considered to provide a more circular and circumferential crimping and to have greater contact with the long process of the incus than conventional stapes pistons.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE