A comparative study of the clinical results obtained with plastipore and ceramic ossicular prostheses in otologic surgery
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We describe our experience with clinical tolerance to total and partial ossicular prostheses using ceramic and plastipore and the functional results obtained. We have found that ceramic is well tolerated (with a 4% incidence of rejection) in contrast to plastipore (which had a 19% incidence of rejection). The ceramic partial and total prostheses give satisfactory function results, and 63% and 62% of our patients, respectively, were found to have postoperative air-bone gaps of less than 20 dB, and average air-bone gap gains of 16 and 21 dB.
Key wordsOssicular prostheses Plastipore Ceramics
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