) is an outpatient surgical procedure done under local or general anesthesia
. The surgeon performs the surgery through the ear canal
with an operating microscope. It involves removing part or all of the immobilized stapes bone and replacing it with a prosthetic device. Modern-day stapedectomy has been performed since 1956 with a success rate of approximately 90 percent. In rare cases (about one percent of surgeries), the procedure may worsen hearing.
Normal activities are usually resumed two to four weeks after surgery.
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