Stapedotomy is a surgical technique that involves replacing the middle ear’s innermost bone (stapes) with a prosthetic. This treatment is used to help otosclerotic individuals with increasing hearing loss caused by spongy bone hardening around the base of the stapes.


• Conductive hearing loss that worsens over time

Stapedotomy is performed under either local or general anesthesia depending on the surgeon’s preference and experience. This surgery can be performed using an Endoscope or a Microscope. Endoscopic stapedotomy avoids any external visible incision and scar. In microscopic technique, the middle ear is reached by an endaural incision, a tiny incision made above the ear canal. The eardrum is subsequently raised, allowing access to and exposure of the middle ear. The mobility of the ossicular chain is examined, and the diagnosis is verified. The superstructure of the stapes is removed, and a hole is drilled in the footplate of the stapes. The surgery is finished when a piston-type prosthesis is placed into the stapedotomy hole.

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Things to do when you're Recovery:

• Take the medicine as directed.
• Keep the operated ear dry for at least 2-3 weeks.
• Avoid blowing your nose too hard.
• For the coming three weeks, avoid swimming and flying.
• For up to two weeks, avoid all strenuous activities such as aerobics and jogging.

The following are the signs and symptoms that require prompt medical attention after surgery:

• Severe dizziness accompanied by an inability to move on one’s own

Risk In Stapedotomy:

A stapedectomy may be beneficial to your ear issue. As with any operation, there are benefits as well as hazards.

• Dizziness
• Worsening of hearing loss
• Ringing
• Facial Nerve Paralysis
• Eardrum perforation
• Ear Infection
• Taste Disorders

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