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February 1969

Current Techniques for Stapes Surgery

Author Affiliations

Kansas City, Kan; New York; Chicago; Oklahoma City; Los Angeles; Iowa City, Iowa; Bordeaux, France; Boston; Memphis, Tenn

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;89(2):432-438. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770020434041

Gunnar O. Proud, MD, Kansas City, Kan: Since the conductor of this caboose has been allowed only the time of 30 minutes and since the material is very important, I know you all want to hear exactly what the panelists are doing, and since you have seen the long-term results, I know you will want to know if they have changed or are using the same technique, I am simply going to ask each panelist to describe in five minutes or less his technique of doing stapedectomy or whatever surgical procedure he does for otosclerosis. Dr. Bellucci, we will start with you, please.

Richard J. Bellucci, MD, New York: In 1959, we devised what we call the subluxation and depression technique, and I would like to review with you for just a moment that technique.

This technique was to be used only when there was anterior otosclerosis and there was

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