Cochlear implant fixation using resorbable mesh

Larry B Lundy, Selmin Karatayli-Ozgursoy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

In this article we describe a new method of cochlear implant receiver-stimulator fixation using a resorbable poly (D,L) lactic acid mesh. We conducted a retrospective case review at a tertiary referral center; 10 pediatric and 4 adult patients had undergone cochlear implantation during the period from February to October 2008. Resorbable poly (D,L) lactic acid mesh and pins were used for fixation of the cochlear implant receiver stimulator. The receiver stimulator was assessed for stability/migration, and the scalp flap/incision were evaluated for allergic reactions, infections, and healing problems. With an average follow-up of 17.2 months, no patients had migration of the receiver stimulator, and there was no evidence of infection, wound dehiscence, or allergic reaction. Early results indicate that fixation of a cochlear implant receiver stimulator using resorbable mesh is well tolerated and provides good stability without device migration. Resorbable mesh fixation of the receiver stimulator is a reasonable alternative technique for cochlear implantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-309
Number of pages4
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Volume90
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2011

Fingerprint

Cochlear Implants
Cochlear Implantation
Lactic Acid
Hypersensitivity
Wound Infection
Scalp
Tertiary Care Centers
Pediatrics
Equipment and Supplies
Infection
poly(lactic acid)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Cite this

Cochlear implant fixation using resorbable mesh. / Lundy, Larry B; Karatayli-Ozgursoy, Selmin.

In: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, Vol. 90, No. 7, 07.2011, p. 306-309.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lundy, LB & Karatayli-Ozgursoy, S 2011, 'Cochlear implant fixation using resorbable mesh', Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol. 90, no. 7, pp. 306-309.
Lundy, Larry B ; Karatayli-Ozgursoy, Selmin. / Cochlear implant fixation using resorbable mesh. In: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 90, No. 7. pp. 306-309.
@article{1ce20345ec1542cdb76df074e3fd0800,
title = "Cochlear implant fixation using resorbable mesh",
abstract = "In this article we describe a new method of cochlear implant receiver-stimulator fixation using a resorbable poly (D,L) lactic acid mesh. We conducted a retrospective case review at a tertiary referral center; 10 pediatric and 4 adult patients had undergone cochlear implantation during the period from February to October 2008. Resorbable poly (D,L) lactic acid mesh and pins were used for fixation of the cochlear implant receiver stimulator. The receiver stimulator was assessed for stability/migration, and the scalp flap/incision were evaluated for allergic reactions, infections, and healing problems. With an average follow-up of 17.2 months, no patients had migration of the receiver stimulator, and there was no evidence of infection, wound dehiscence, or allergic reaction. Early results indicate that fixation of a cochlear implant receiver stimulator using resorbable mesh is well tolerated and provides good stability without device migration. Resorbable mesh fixation of the receiver stimulator is a reasonable alternative technique for cochlear implantation.",
author = "Lundy, {Larry B} and Selmin Karatayli-Ozgursoy",
year = "2011",
month = "7",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "90",
pages = "306--309",
journal = "Ear, Nose and Throat Journal",
issn = "0145-5613",
publisher = "Medquest Communications LLC",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Cochlear implant fixation using resorbable mesh

AU - Lundy, Larry B

AU - Karatayli-Ozgursoy, Selmin

PY - 2011/7

Y1 - 2011/7

N2 - In this article we describe a new method of cochlear implant receiver-stimulator fixation using a resorbable poly (D,L) lactic acid mesh. We conducted a retrospective case review at a tertiary referral center; 10 pediatric and 4 adult patients had undergone cochlear implantation during the period from February to October 2008. Resorbable poly (D,L) lactic acid mesh and pins were used for fixation of the cochlear implant receiver stimulator. The receiver stimulator was assessed for stability/migration, and the scalp flap/incision were evaluated for allergic reactions, infections, and healing problems. With an average follow-up of 17.2 months, no patients had migration of the receiver stimulator, and there was no evidence of infection, wound dehiscence, or allergic reaction. Early results indicate that fixation of a cochlear implant receiver stimulator using resorbable mesh is well tolerated and provides good stability without device migration. Resorbable mesh fixation of the receiver stimulator is a reasonable alternative technique for cochlear implantation.

AB - In this article we describe a new method of cochlear implant receiver-stimulator fixation using a resorbable poly (D,L) lactic acid mesh. We conducted a retrospective case review at a tertiary referral center; 10 pediatric and 4 adult patients had undergone cochlear implantation during the period from February to October 2008. Resorbable poly (D,L) lactic acid mesh and pins were used for fixation of the cochlear implant receiver stimulator. The receiver stimulator was assessed for stability/migration, and the scalp flap/incision were evaluated for allergic reactions, infections, and healing problems. With an average follow-up of 17.2 months, no patients had migration of the receiver stimulator, and there was no evidence of infection, wound dehiscence, or allergic reaction. Early results indicate that fixation of a cochlear implant receiver stimulator using resorbable mesh is well tolerated and provides good stability without device migration. Resorbable mesh fixation of the receiver stimulator is a reasonable alternative technique for cochlear implantation.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=80052508874&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=80052508874&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 21792798

AN - SCOPUS:80052508874

VL - 90

SP - 306

EP - 309

JO - Ear, Nose and Throat Journal

JF - Ear, Nose and Throat Journal

SN - 0145-5613

IS - 7

ER -