Short-term results from 76 patients receiving a bone anchored hearing implant implanted with a novel minimally invasive surgery technique
Johansson, M., Stokroos, R.J., Banga, R., Hol, M.K., Mylanus, E.A., Savage Jones, H., Tysome, J.R., Vannucchi, P., Hof, J.R., Brunings, J.W., van Tongeren, J., Lutgert, R.W., Banerjee, A., Windfuhr, J.P., Caruso, A., Giannuzzi, A.L., Bordin, S., Hanif, J., Schart-Morén, N., Singam, S., Jonhede, S., Holmberg, M., Cremers, C.W. and Hultcrantz, M. December 2016
The publication evaluates results from a multicentre service evaluation using the Wide Ponto Implant implanted using first-generation Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery (MIPS) components. Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery is a refinement of tissue preservation and punch-only surgeries. With the MIPS technique, the drilling procedure is performed through a cannula, and implant implantation is completed through the incision created by a 5-mm biopsy punch. Seventy-seven implants were implanted in 76 adult patients. After a follow-up period of 20–49 weeks, evaluation of the system showed encouraging results with few intra-operative complications, short surgery time, excellent healing and good short-term results regarding soft tissue reactions and implant survival. Based on these preliminary results, MIPS instruments have been further improved and further evaluation is in progress.
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