Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Jan 3. Epub 2021 Jan 3.
Service ORL, Unité Fonctionnelle Implants Auditifs, Sorbonne Université/AP-HP, GHU Pitié-Salpêtrière, Bâtiment Babinski, 52, Boulevard Vincent Auriol, 75013, Paris, France.
Purpose: To evaluate the forces involved in different manipulations, manual or robot-assisted, applied to the ossicular chain, on normal temporal bones and on an anatomical model of otosclerosis.
Methods: Thirteen cadaveric temporal bones, with mobile footplates or with footplates that were fixed using hydroxyapatite cement, were manipulated, manually or using a robotic arm (RobOtol®). "Short contact" of a mobile footplate was the weakest interaction on the incus. Read More