• To achieve better hearing after incus replacement surgery, the ossicle-cup prosthesis is introduced. This prosthesis incorporates part of a Teflon Robinson's stapes prosthesis into the body of an incus. The ossicle-cup prosthesis has a dynamic joint with the stapes capitulum, as well as a variable height above the stapes.
Preliminary hearing results of 45 cases show air-bone gap closure of 67% within 10 dB and 98% within 20 dB.
(Arch Otolaryngol 104:439-441, 1978)
Schuring AG, Lippy WH, Ziv M. An Incus Replacement Prosthesis: The Ossicle Cup. Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(8):439–441. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790080021005
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