The purpose of this paper is to present a technique of preparing a homograft ossicular prosthesis in the most efficient and precise manner for use in ossicular reconstruction. While there are other techniques of reconstruction, this technique will benefit those surgeons who utilize homograft ossicles for hearing reconstruction. There are two major advantages of this technique. First, operating time is decreased because of preparation of the prostheses in advance. Second, the prostheses may be more precisely shaped than by other methods. The technique of preparation is not difficult and may be done by ancillary surgical personnel readily trained in this simple method.
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