Auricular prostheses attached to osseointegrated implants

Different causes of an absent auricle exist and can mainly be divided into congenital and acquired.
Not long after the introduction of osseointegrated implants outside the oral cavity, auricular prostheses are retrained on osseointegrated implants (Vistafix® system, VXI implant).
In total, 31 implants were placed in 11 patients. None of these implants were lost nor revision surgery needed. An adverse skin reaction was observed in 13.0% of the implants and in 27.2% of the patients, adequately treated with an antibiotic ointment. The average follow-up time was 2 years and 7 months.
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Vijverberg MA, Verhamme L, vd Pol P et al.European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology volume 276, 1017–1027(2019), doi.org/10.1007/s00405-019-05311-0
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