Imitating the natural micro-movements of ossicular joints to compensate movements of the tympanic membrane has been a challenge since modern tympanoplasty prostheses were first introduced. In addition, scar contractions and new tissue growth during the first months following implantation may influence the final positioning of prosthesis, tympanic membrane and affected middle ear structures. The tympanic membrane may adjust in various directions causing movements and forces that are known to pull or push the prosthesis headplate. With rigid implants this may cause dislocations, migrations or pressure points in contact areas.
CliP Partial FlexiBAL®, with a micro ball joint in the headplate, has been designed to address these problems. The mobile joint causes the headplate to move with the tympanic membrane. Tests have validated that these movements do not mitigate acoustic effectiveness as the prosthesis headplate and the CliP® remain in stable contact with the tympanic membrane and the stapes capitulum.
The prosthesis was developed in close conjunction with the university ENT clinics Dresden and Cologne, Germany.
Not available in Canada.Ordering Information CliP Partial FlexiBAL®:
|Length (L):||Functional Length (FL):||REF|
|1.75 mm||0.75 mm||1002 350|
|2.00 mm||1.00 mm||1002 351|
|2.25 mm ||1.25 mm||1002 352|
|2.50 mm||1.50 mm||1002 353|
|2.75 mm||1.75 mm||1002 354|
|3,00 mm||2.00 mm||1002 355|
|3.25 mm||2.25 mm||1002 356|
|3.50 mm||2.50 mm||1002 357|