Stapes Surgery Teaching Tool: A Simple and Stable Technique
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Stapedotomy followed by placement of a piston prosthesis is the mainstay for surgical management of otosclerosis primarily undertaken to improve hearing in patients. Although a simple and elegant procedure, prosthesis placement in stapes surgery is difficult to master. Improper surgical technique or improper placement of prosthesis may result in complications which may require revision surgery. We here describe a training technique that is simple, inexpensive, improves the skills and can be done using easily available materials such as a disposable syringe, stapler pin and micro-forceps. Regular practice with this training module minimizes surgical time and can even be done just prior to the surgery, however, this is not a substitute for temporal bone dissections.
Key wordsStapes surgery Teaching module Using syringe and needle
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