Malleus-to-footplate ossicular reconstruction prosthesis positioning: cochleovestibular pressure optimization.


AIMS To determine 1) the best position for hydroxylapatite malleus-to-footplate (MFP), ossicular replacement prosthesis (ORP) in reconstructed ears, and 2) whether preserving the stapes superstructure (SS), when present, has acoustic advantages. BACKGROUND Positioning of the MFP-ORP head beneath the neck of the malleus may produce maximal force, whereas… (More)