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Malleus Incus Stapes
Upward hit to L.Malleus swell cold. X-ray today pos old injury@sight. Midfoot 2 m ago 3+X-rays MRI show no old ankle injury.mistake not old but new?
Maybe: Xray can't show everything. New injury often just a black line/crack, while older injury has white (calcium deposits) edges indicating effort at healing. Supportive care (rest/ice/elevation) and a little time (2-3 days). If not improving, see your Dr / Ortho for further eval and to consider an MRI later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dating and mono hi! i was diagnosed with mono on 9/21/11. My symptoms started showing about 1.5 weeks prior. I am feeling much better but i've read that you can be contagious for the first 6 months --not sure if that means from the date of infection (incu
18 months: Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months from the date of your infection, long after you've recovered. This is how mono is spread from seemingly healthy people to susceptible partners who they kiss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does the tetm "hypermobile stapes" mean in regards to the inner ear? I saw this on my perilymph fistula op report.
Ossicular chain: The middle ear is an air-filled space inside the temporal bone, which is part of the skull. The ossicles (malleus, incus, and stapes) are suspended in the middle ear space by tiny ligaments and 2 small muscle tendons. They are connected to one another by tiny joints. The malleus interfaces with the eardrum, and the stapes with the inner ear via the oval window. The incus connects malleus to stapes ...Read more
Ent doctor said hearing loss due to fixed bone behind ear but no scan done only a hearing test. Right ear has loss. No scan. Is this sinister?
Sounds OK: If you have conductive hearing loss on the right side only and a normal-appearing eardrum, the most likely cause of hearing loss is otosclerosis. This is fixation of the stapes bone in the middle ear. This can't be seen on scans; the most reliable way to confirm in middle ear exploration. Some ear surgeons will perform a CT to assess for other causes, but most do not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Otosclerosis surgery: Surgery to help hearing in otosclerosis generally bypasses the stiffening of the ear bones. Usually, the joint between the incus / stapes is cut, a small window is made through the stapes footplate with a laser, then a very small piston is inserted between the incus and the stapes footplate. ...Read more
Yes: There are two middle ear muscles that are not under voluntary control. The stapedius muscle which moves the stapes bone and the tensor tympani which moves the malleus. Both muscles act to protect the inner ear from very loud noises. Unfortunately, these muscles can go into spasm and cause uncomfortable symptoms of vibration or clicking. Spontaneous recovery or a muscle relaxant might help. ...Read more
Otosclerosis: Stapedectomy/stapedotomy is a procedure for Otosclerosis. In this condition, the stapes bone in the middle ear is fixed with bony overgrowth resulting in conductive hearing loss (preventing vibration from becoming a nerve signal). A portion of the stapes is removed and a hole is created with a drill or laser. An artificial piston is placed restoring conduction and hearing. ...Read more