In total ossicular reconstruction, movements of the tympanic membrane can alter the implant position on the stapes footplate. This risk may be reduced by using the OMEGA CONNECTOR together with a total prosthesis. The OMEGA CONNECTOR is designed to compensate for tympanic membrane movements and provide additional stability.
FLEXIBLE JOINT CONNECTION
With sufficient footplate access, the OMEGA CONNECTOR increases the medial surface contact of a total prosthesis. The micro ball joint connects with the cannulated stem of the KURZ total prosthesis. In this way, it accommodates drum to head plate angles without prosthesis manipulations.
An aspiration tip is ideally used to place the OMEGA CONNECTOR first into the middle ear. The cupped medial end of the total prosthesis is assembled with the OMEGA in situ. A snug and stable fit between the two prostheses make fixation with adhesive unnecessary. The undersurface of the shoe has a longitudinally milled recess to compensate for footplate irregularity.
This product has been developed in close collaboration with Dr. med. G. Schmid, Reutlingen, Germany.