This is a follow-on post from yesterday’s article on stapes surgery for the management of otosclerosis. This is such a great video taking you step-by-step through the procedure.
The tympanic membrane is elevated to reveal the middle ear space. The incus is disconnected from the stapes and a greenlight laser is then used to remove the stapes superstructure leaving the footplate in place. The footplate is then fenestrated to allow placement of prosthesis which is subsequently attached to the incus – restoring hearing!
Check out the full video with commentary at: