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With Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery, Is Hair Removal Needed Around the Abutment Site?

Jaime Leigh Westbrook, AuD

July 25, 2016

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With Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery, does the hair still need to be removed around the periphery of the abutment site?

Answer

For many people undergoing bone anchored hearing surgery, their post-surgical appearance can be a great concern. The new Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery (MIPS) has been designed to create the smallest possible incision that fits perfectly with the Ponto abutment. This removes the need for suturing, which means no scarring and quicker healing.

In bone-anchored surgery, it is necessary to shave the incision site.  In general, with the MIPS approach, it is a smaller area that is shaved. 

More information on the MIPS Surgery is available on our website, www.oticonmedical.com

This Ask the Expert was taken from the webinar, Ponto, the Bone Anchored Hearing System: Providing Significantly Reduced Listening Effort as Compared to Skin Drive Solutions.  More information on the MIPS approach can also be found in the text course, Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery: A New Perspective on Bone Anchored Surgery.


jaime leigh westbrook

Jaime Leigh Westbrook, AuD

Audiological Trainer

Jaime is an Audiological Trainer and Supporter based at Oticon Medical within Oticon Headquarters in Smørum Denmark. She is originally from Canandaigua, NY and received her Au.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2011. Prior to working with Oticon Medical, she was an audiologist at Clifton Springs Hearing Center, southeast of Rochester, New York. She was raised in Tokyo, Japan, and was eager to return to the international community after completing her degree- she now develops and provides trainings for internal salespeople and supports customers worldwide.


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