Ear is one of the essential senses for us. Any deformity or ailment can result in permanent warp if not treated on time or properly. At BLK, we assure you timely and effective treatment. Stapedotomy is a surgical procedure conducted to improve hearing of a patient.
What is Stapes?
Stapes or Stapes footplate is a small part in the ear and an important part in making a person hear properly. Usually the Stapes footplate is a flexible bone but in certain patients it becomes fixated resulting in partial hear loss.
What are the causes of fixated Stapes footplate?
The Stapes footplate can be fixated by birth due to malformation or may become fixated due to abnormal mineralization of the temporal bone.
What is the Stapedotomy procedure involves?
The Stapedotomy is performed surgically. It is a minimal invasive surgery wherein a tiny incision is made in the stapes footplate through micro drill or laser after which the doctor places prosthesis. The implant helps in the movement of the stapes footplate.