What is Microtia?
Microtia is a condition in which the ear does not develop properly causing a child’s ear to be small, malformed or missing. Microtia is more than a “small ear.” It is a complex condition that needs a multi-faceted approach to treat the reconstruction of the ear, the hearing loss, and the psychological aspects for each patient on an individual basis.
About the Su-Por Two-Piece Auricular Implant
The design of Su-Por Auricular Implants allows surgeons to customize the helical rim’s shape, height, and projection to match the patient’s contralateral ear. The porous material provides a structural base for a temporal parietal fascia flap and skin grafts. The success of the implant depends on the technique of the surgeon. The porous structure requires a vascular tissue flap to prevent late exposure of the implant.
Features and Benefits of the Microtia Implant
The surgeon can manipulate the height and projection of the helical rim to match the patient’s contralateral ear
Provides structural base for a temporal parietal fascia flap and skin grafts
Bends and holds a desired shape without heating
Easy to trim with scissors or scalpel
Individually packaged, MR Safe, Sterile, 5-Year Shelf Life
Common Questions About Microtia and Su-Por Two-Piece Auricular Implants
Will a Su-Por ear implant harden with age or become more brittle?
Historical data on the use of porous polyethylene (HDPE) implants reveals no reported occurrence of implants hardening or becoming brittle with age.
What is the difference between Su-Por and rib cartilage?
Su-Por needs one surgery while rib needs two: one for harvest and one for implantation. Rib has cartilaginous memory and may deform over time. In addition, rib is difficult to shape and contour to achieve an aesthetic result.
What is the difference between Su-Por and Silicone implants?
Su-Por is porous and allows for fibrovascular tissue integration. Silicone is solid and forms a thick fibrous capsule with potential complications including capsular contracture, implant displacement, and exposure.
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