An Ossiculoplasty is an operation performed to repair, reconstruct and improve the movement of the tiny bones of hearing in the middle ear. These bones may have become damaged or less mobile due to infection or disease such as long-standing middle ear infection (otitis media), or trauma such as a head injury.
- Procedure involves either reshaping the bones already there so that they work better or using tiny false replacements (prostheses).
- After applying anaesthesia to the patient undergoing Ossiculoplasty, there is a surgical cut made behind the ear, or in the ear canal.
- The ossicles or ear bones that are damaged are then carefully removed and cleaned and replaced with the artificially made bones.
After the procedure
Patient will have a yellow iodine pack down the ear which may make the hearing muffled. This will stay in for approximately 3 weeks. A bandage will be present around the head & is usually removed the morning after the operation,
Patient will have to stay in the hospital for 1 day.