Stapedotomy Surgery

Stapedotomy surgery is a procedure in which the innermost bone (stapes) of the three bones (the stapes, the incus, and the malleus) of the middle ear is removed, and replaced with a prosthesis. it is also know as Stapedectomy surgery. Performed to improve the movement of sound to the inner ear, stapedectomy treats progressive hearing loss caused by otosclerosis, a condition in which spongy bone hardens around the base of the stapes.

Steps of Stapedotomy Surgery

Steps for Stapedotomy Surgery Steps for Stapedectomy Surgery
Elevating the tympanic membrane (ear drum)
Steps for Stap Surgery Steps for Stap Surgery
The ossicular chain is tested
for motion
The stapes bone is removed
Steps for Stap Surgery Steps for Stap Surgery
The stapes footplate is opened Vein graft covers the opening of the footplate
Steps for Stap Surgery Steps for Stap Surgery
The prosthesis is placed onto
the Incus
The prosthesis resting on the vein graft


Download: Surgery for Hearing Restoration, by Dr. Neil Sperling


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