Titanium stapes protheses in otosclerosis surgery

Stan Cotulbea, Alin H. Marin, Eugen H. Stefanescu, Nicolae Balica & Stelian Lupescu
Introduction: The main techniques used today in stapes surgery are: stapedectomy (under 10%), partial posterior stapedectomy (small fenestra technique) and stapedotomy (more than 90%). The advantages of stapedotomy are: less trauma to the inner ear and a better stability of the prosthesis. The stapedotomy opening can be made with manual perforators, diamond microburr, laser beam or skeeter drill. Materials and methods: Between January 2006 and October 2011 a total of 162 patients were operated in...