M.ALSHEIKH Technique: Modification to the Soft Tissue Reduction in the Baha® Attract Surgery
To describe a modification to the Baha® Attract surgical technique that aims to enhance skin closure, create smooth skin across the surface of the wound, reduce surgery time, and improve cosmetics of the surgical site. Retrospective chart review. Patients were implanted between 2014 and 2016 at King Fahad General Hospital (KFGH) (Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). 20 adult patients (11 males, 9 females), all eligible for Baha® Attract system. One patient only had a previous Baha® surgery. The normal Baha® Attract surgical technique with modification to the soft tissue reduction stage is described. The mean surgical time was 35.25 min (range 25–55). Bleeding was present but not significant and easily controlled in four patients. All patients received the 4 mm implant. None of the patients experienced severe pain. The postoperative follow-up period was 6 months for 7 patients and 8 months for 13 patients. Patient feedback and monitoring indicates a good hearing performance and comfort in all patients. The modified Baha® Attract surgical method causes less postoperative complication, improve cosmetic effect, and provide shorter operative time compared to the conventional Attract procedure.
KeywordsBaha Surgical technique Bone conduction Osseointegration Baha® Attract
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All authors declares that they have no conflict of interest.
This study was approved by the Directorate of Health Affairs, National Committee of Medical and Bioethics, Ministry of Health, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
All subjects, or their legal guardian, had previously granted consent to the use of relevant data.
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