On the Heating Process of Shape Memory Alloy Prostheses

Albrecht Eiber, Alexander Huber & Michael Lauxmann
For stapes surgery a great variety of prostheses are offered on the market. They differ mainly in their coupling principle. Stapes prostheses which are made of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA), simplify the coupling process significantly since they only need to be heated up above the phase transformation temperature[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]