This video demonstrates how stapedotomy is performed to treat otosclerosis. Both animation and actual surgery are shown to illustrate this procedure. Otosclerosis is a hereditary ear disorder where the stapes middle ear bone fuses preventing sound transmission. With this procedure, the stapes is replaced with an implant reversing any hearing loss. It is one of the "curable" causes of hearing loss.
This video was created in collaboration with Dr. Ashkan Monfared who is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgery, Director of Otology and Neurotology at George Washington University Medical Center.