A surgical technique for the improvement of hearing in otosclerosis : a hole is made in the footplate of the stapes bone through which is placed the piston-shaped end of a prosthesis, the other end of which is attached to the long process of the incus bone.

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sta·pe·dot·o·my (sta″pə-dotґə-me) the surgical creation of a small opening in the footplate of the stapes.

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