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June 1985

Biomaterials in Otology

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Rochester, Minn

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(6):420. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800080106030

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Abstract

This is a collection of papers from the proceedings of the First International Symposium on Biomaterials in Otology held from April 21-23, 1983, in Leiden, the Netherlands. The book provides a comprehensive review and a critical evaluation of several biomaterials that are used in otologic surgery. The book has four major sections: a history of middle ear implants—studies that relate to fundamental aspects of biomaterials in otology, plastic implants, and ceramic implants. A list of several plastic and ceramic materials by product name, generic name, composition, appearance, and types of prostheses are given at the end of the book. There are several excellent studies that deal with the basic aspects of the use of a variety of plastics and ceramics in animals and the outcome of total and partial ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP and PORP) in human subjects. Many readers will be surprised by the data on long-term hearing results

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