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Depends: Success rate for tympanoplasty depends on size of perforation (ear drum hole), age at repair (for children), type of procedure used, and type of graft used. The success rate for closing a medium sized hole with a formal tympanoplasty technique with temporalis fascia graft is about 85 to 90%. ...Read more
Please advise if it's okay to get double pierce earrings after 2 months recovery of tympanoplasty?
Complicated.: Need very detailed postop instructions. Your ENT surgeon should provide very detailed written postop instructions. ...Read more
Ear surgery: The difference is limited. A myringoplasty involves a surgery to just the tympanic membrane or ear drum. A tympanoplasty involves examining and inspecting the middle ear bones and fixing the hole in the ear drum. Surgically, a tympanoplasty is technically more difficult because you have to raise up the ear drum from its natural position. With a myringoplasty, you just fix the hole in the drum. ...Read more
Hidden scars: Depending on the size and location of the ear perforation, the procedure may be performed through the ear canal or with a post-auricular incision. If done through the canal, no one except a doctor will be able to see any incisions (looking at the ear drum). The post auricular incision is hidden in the crease behind the ear, so it is all but invisible. Don't worry about scars from tympanoplasty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a steelworker doing heavy manual labour and it's a very hot and dirty environment can I return to work after combined approach tympanoplasty.
Ear: Generally you can but you should speak to your surgeon to get clearance. ...Read more
No, but: It depends on what the surgeon had to do during the procedure (how much soft tissue work). It's best to let you surgeon know, but usually the pain gets better as the days go on. ...Read more
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