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Micro Ball Joint in the headplate makes the prosthesis follow the macro movements of the tympanic Membrane.
Spring-loaded fastening mechanism (CliP) standardizes coupling to the stapes head.

CLIP PARTIAL FLEXIBAL® PROSTHESIS

  • Fine, elegant design
  • Fenestrated head plate
  • Partially roughened surface
  • Pure titanium
  • Finely balanced weight distribution
  • MR conditional for the future: 7.0 Tesla

Product Information

UNDERSTANDING THE FUNCTION

During the healing process, the tympanic membrane migrates to its ultimate position. After reconstruction of the auditory ossicular chain the implant can be susceptible to the environmental changes including dislocation which results in the loss of the incoming acoustical signal across all frequencies.

 

 

A Micro Ball Joint is integrated into the head plate of the FlexiBAL. Consequently, the prosthesis can follow the macro movements of the tympanic membrane and continually align itself managing some of the dislocation effects. In addition, the movable head plate counteracts tension, especially at the annual ligament of the stapes footplate. The unique CliP Design provides the prosthesis with stability and standardizes coupling to the stapes head.

Developed in close cooperation with the ENT clinics of the university hospitals in Cologne and Dresden, Germany.

Benefits

  • Follows the macro movements of the tympanic membrane
  • Continually aligns itself managing some of the dislocation effects
  • Counteracts tension
  • Standardizes coupling to the stapes head

Ordering Information

Ordering Information - CliP Partial FlexiBAL
LENGTH L (mm) FL (mm) REF
1.75 0.75 1002 350
2.00 1.00 1002 351
2.25 1.25 1002 352
2.50 1.50 1002 353
2.75 1.75 1002 354
3.00 2.00 1002 355
3.25 2.25 1002 356
3.50 2.50 1002 357

FL: Functional Length

Special sizes upon request

Material: Pure Titanium (ASTM F67 Medical Grade)

Shaft Diameter: 0.2 mm

Prescription Devices Caution

United States Federal Law restricts devices identified herein to sale by or on the order of a physician.
These pages do not replace nor do they set forth the complete contents of the “Instructions for Use” for the products shown here, and are not substitute for reviewing and understanding that important information. Therefore, before using any products included here, please review the entire contents of the respective “Instructions for Use” information.
Because of registration the product is currently not available in all countries.

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Literature

Experience With the Use of a Partial
Ossicular Replacement Prosthesis With a Ball-and-Socket
Joint Between the Plate and the Shaft

Birk S., Brase C., Hornung J.

 

 

 

Long-term hearing results and patient satisfaction after
tympanoplasty with Titanium-CliP Prostheses

Wolferts G., Schicke D., Delank K.W.

Published: 86th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Oto-, Rhino-,
Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Berlin, May 13-16, 2015. Düsseldorf:
German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2015. Doc15hnod526,
March 26, 2015. Poster Abstract. (German)

Literature

Titanium Clip Ball Joint:
A Partial Ossicular Reconstruction Prosthesis

Beutner D., Luers J. C., Bornitz M., Zahnert T.,
Hüttenbrink K.-B.

Published: Otol Neurotol. 32 (4) 2011: 646-9