Stapedectomy is used when the main cause of hearing loss problem is due to the decreased movement of the bone stapes (otosclerosis). Stapes is a bone in the middle ear. In otosclerosis condition, tissue around the small bone called stapes is hardened, resulting in impairment of the hearing ability.
Throughout our life, all the bones of the middle ear ie. The stapes, the incus and the malleus are continually reabsorbed and reformed. In Otosclerosis, this process is disturbed resulting in abnormalities in the ear. The most usual problem is fusion of the small bone stapes that connects the eardrum to the inner ear. This results in hearing loss.
A surgery is performed to remove the tissue around the stapes from the middle ear and this is referred to as Stapedectomy. The stapes is replaced with a man-made stapes called prosthesis.
Stapedectomy is an inpatient surgery, usually performed under general anaesthesia. Most patients stay in the hospital overnight post-surgery. The surgery usually takes 1 to 1.5 hours.
Success rates with Stapedectomy are high, however there is a small risk associated with the surgery.
After surgery, the patient stays in the hospital for a few hours to prevent nausea and vomiting. The patient is made to walk and if there is no significant dizziness or nausea, the patient can be discharged home. Pain medications are prescribed for three to four days post surgery.
The patient's activity is restricted for the first week, and then a gradual return to activity can occur after a week?s time.
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