This 30 plus patient had history of failed ear surgeries in the past and had come with lots of hope
He had a huge ear drum perforation and was advised hearing aids, felt depressed and came for an opinion.
I advised Cartilage Tympanoplasty and the results speak.
It is a surgical procedure that is used to repair a hole or perforation in the eardrum (tympanic membrane) using cartilage from the patient’s own body. The eardrum is a thin, delicate membrane that when damaged or perforated, can cause hearing problems, and increase the risk of middle ear infections.
During Cartilage tympanoplasty the perforation in the eardrum is closed using the graft cartilage. In most cases, cartilage tympanoplasty is successful in restoring hearing and improving overall ear function.
In majority of cases, I go through th ear canal and not cut the ear, this helps in faster recovery and patients can get back to their normal routine the next day.