Ossiculoplasty Surgery is a process that is meant to reconstruct, repair and improve the tiny ear bones for hearing in the middle ear. The damage in the ear bones may cause due to disease or infection such a otitis media (long standing niddle ear infection) or trauma of the head injury. Surgery on the ear drum is done to correct the tear of the ear as well as damaged caused to the tympanic membrane (ear drum). The main purpose of these procedure is to improve the hearing by treating ear bones damage.
Who need ossiculoplasty
- The problem of protruding ears that occurs on either one or both sides in unstable degrees.
- The rare condition of oversize ears (macrotia)
- People who are not satisfied with their previous ear surgery
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia that takes approximately 2 hours to complete. The time taken depends on the amount of trauma, nature of trauma, individual complexities and wound status. The reconstruction largely depends upon the defects that may take different figures. All the methods involve removal of the skin lining by creating a raw edge to reconstruct. The process of reconstruction involves creation of normal proportions around the small ear.
What is Ossiculoplasty ?
Ossiculoplasty is the process that reconstructs, improves and repairs the improvement of the tiny ear bones of hearing in the bones of the middle ear. All these bones may have damaged due to disease or infection such as otitis media ( long-standing middle ear infection) or trauma of the head injury. The purpose of Ossiculoplasty is to improve the hearing. Surgery on the ear drum is done to correct the tear of the ear as well as damaged caused to the tympanic membrane (ear drum).