Issue N# 1 - 2016
A new case of osseointegration of titanium prosthesis on the stapes footplate: Is it safe to get it?
Authors : Augusto S, Portmann D, Migueis A. (Coimbra)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2016;137,1:29-31.
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The success of middle ear reconstructive surgery depends on stable coupling between the prosthesis and residual ossicles. Titanium has been a well-established implant material for several years in otolaryngology, head, and neck surgery. The Kurz titanium prostheses are particularly suitable for the reconstruction of the ossicular chain and offer excellent functional results. We present a case of osseointegration Kurz titanium prosthesis, with accidental stapedectomy after ossiculoplasty review. Despite Kurz titanium prosthesis present a high success rate in reconstructive surgery of the middle ear, the uncontrolled bone remodeling should be considered in situations of ossiculoplasty revisions and titanium osseointegration.
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