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Stapedotomy is performed in patients having conductive hearing loss due to otosclerosis. Otosclerosis is one of the commonest causes of conductive deafness with an intact ear drum.
When sound waves fall upon the ear drum, it vibrates. These vibrations are transmitted by a chain of 3 mobile bones called ossicles in the middle ear from the drum to the inner ear.
Otosclerosis is a microscopic abnormal growth of bone in the walls of the inner ear. This abnormal growth causes the stapes bone (also called the "stirrup") to become immobile or "fixed". Normally the stapes vibrates freely to allow the transmission of sound to the inner ear, but when it cannot move, it prevents sound waves from reaching the inner ear fluids, and hearing is impaired.
No medical treatment is available for otosclerosis. A procedure called Stapedotomy is performed. In this surgery the fixed bone (STAPES) is fractured meticulously and a small fenestra is created on the footplate of stapes. A prosthesis made up of teflon or titanium is used to bypass the fixation thus allowing the sound to transmitted to the inner ear enabling the patient to hear again merrily.