What is Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)?
Frequent and chronic ear infections can cause damage to the eardrum. Eardrum repair, also known as Tympanoplasty, is an operation in which both the eardrum and the ossicular chain inside are repaired and repaired. In patients with a hole in the eardrum and chronic inflammation of the middle ear, the inflammation in the bones in the middle ear and middle ear is cleaned. Then the process of closing the eardrum (patch) is performed. With this operation, the eardrum is repaired. Most of the time, hearing is also improved.
The surgery is usually performed behind the auricle. Instead, it can also be done through the external ear canal. The middle ear is repaired together with other tissues.In some people, both the ossicular chain and the eardrum may not be repaired at the same time. In such cases, the eardrum is repaired first.
About four months after that, ossicular repair is performed. This process is called a staged operation.
Is there a suture in eardrum surgery?
In eardrum repair surgeries, repair is made by making an incision behind the ear. Instead, the procedure can be performed by entering only through the hole in the external ear canal without making any incisions. Op Dr. Tayfun Demirel performs operations through the ear in most of these operations. There are no incisions and stitches behind the ear. In this way, the patient can return to his daily life much faster.
When Can I Hear After the Operation?
After the operation, it will be blocked because there are melting sponges in the ear. These sponges, placed inside, melt in about 20 days. 20 days after the operation, that is, after the sponges melt, your sense of hearing returns. After the operation, the full recovery of your hearing sensation is 2 months.
What should be considered after eardrum surgery?
In the first week after surgery, you need to sleep with your head up. Be careful not to cough and strain. You need to take care to consume such foods as eating fiber foods will prevent you from being constipated. Avoid heavy movements for at least 1 month. Take care not to leak water in your ear for at least 2 months after surgery.