NiTiBOND® Stapes Prosthesis
The NiTiBOND Stapes Prosthesis combines the proven properties of CliP Stapes Prostheses with the benefits of shape memory nitinol. The result is an optimized mucosal sparing custom coupling.
FOR ALL INCUS SIZES
Extensive experience in the development of stapes prostheses, connected with profound knowledge of the middle ear, created the basis for the geometry of the unique nitinol loop: Due to its design, it is suitable for almost all incus sizes. The nitinol loop has four integrated contact zones that interface with the surface of the mucosa, conforming to the asymmetrical dimensions of the incus. Additionally, the loop also features three independent activation zones which keep thermal transfer from the mucosa surface during laser activation. These activation zones can be sequentially closed producing a custom coupling to the individualized incus. The elasticity of the respective zones ensures that pressure is applied as uniformly as possible. A flat wide band reduces the risk of pressure points. To complement the nitinol loop the prosthesis stem is made of pure titanium.
REDUCED RISK IN LASER SET UP
The laser settings are determined outside the middle ear with the aid of the Thermo-Dummy. The dummy is delivered together with the NiTiBOND in the KURZ triangular box.
This product has been developed in close collaboration with the ORL Clinic of the University Hospital Zuerich and the Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.