A New Wide-Diameter Bone Anchored Hearing Implant—Prospective 1-Year Data on Complications, Implant Stability and Survival
Excellent outcomes with the Wide Ponto Implant
In a recent study, a research group from Rigshospitalet, Denmark reported their experiences using the Wide Ponto Implant. The results reveal a safe and highly successful implant with very few complications. Implant stability — a measurement of the stability of an implant’s integration with the bone — is high and increases over time.
Twenty patients were followed for a year. The Ponto bone anchored hearing implant integrates with the bone through a process known as osseointegration. The present study used implant stability measurements to monitor the osseointegration process. Even during the surgical phase, the Wide Ponto Implant showed good stability in all patients. Ten days later, stability was even higher, and it continued to increase throughout the 12 months of the study. The authors attribute these good results to the Wide Ponto Implant’s unique OptiGrip™ design.