Ear surgery to repair structural damage
Structural damage or malformation of the outer or inner ear can cause hearing damage. To repair the structure of the ear and help restore hearing, surgery can be performed.
The type of surgery performed to address structural damage or malformation will depend on which area requires repair and what damage has occurred. The following types of surgeries are commonly performed to repair outer and middle ear structural concerns.
This procedure reconstructs the eardrum and the middle ear bones. In some cases, all three middle ear bones are replaced. The eardrum (also called the tympanic membrane) is elevated and the very small bones (the ossicles) are examined. If the ossicles are in good condition, one bone will be removed, sculpted into the correct shape, and repositioned newly connect the ossicular chain.
In the middle ear, the stape is the bone that conducts the sound through the ear. If the stape doesn’t develop properly (common for patients with otosclerosis) or is damaged by the tissue around the stapes hardening, sound and vibration through the ears are affected. A stapedectomy is a surgical procedure that is designed to repair the function of the stape by replacing it with a prosthetic.
A tympanoplasty repairs or replaces a damaged eardrum. The eardrum can be damaged by chronic ear infections or trauma to the ear. When this occurs, a tympanoplasty is required. During this surgery, the eardrum is repaired with a tissue graft, with the surgeon working through the ear canal. If the eardrum is significantly damaged, a tissue graft may be used to replace the entire eardrum. This surgery improves hearing while causing only minimal scarring.
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Patients with structural damage to the outer or middle ear are candidates for a surgical procedure. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:
South Florida ENT Associates represents excellence, experience and expertise. SFENTA has been successfully caring for patients for over 30 years. We provide state-of-the-art equipment and modern procedures, performed by top surgeons who achieve the very best results. We provide a comfortable, understanding environment and outstanding patient care. Please call for a consultation to find out more about outer or middle ear surgery at South Florida ENT Associates.
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