A tympanoplasty is done to reconstruct or fix an eardrum that has a hole in it.

An incision behind the ear will be made with a 15 blade on a #3 knife handle. A periostial elevator will be used to elevate the periosteum. Small scissors such as iris or Jorgensen . . .

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    2 thoughts on “Tympanoplasty

      • Diana Lei-aloha says:

        The most common sutures used are absorbable ones. There are a couple different types, but most doctors like a small 4-0 or 6-0 Vicryl or gut suture for closure.
        Please reach out if you have anymore questions!

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