Several months after the initial surgery, your child will develop sensation in the Medpor ear. The sensation comes from the “living membrane” flap that is used to cover the implant. The sensation will never be exactly the same as a normal ear, however.
The flap covering the Medpor implant has a rich blood supply, which allows it to heal from the typical bumps, cuts and bruises your child will experience. However, if a direct force hits a Medpor ear, there certainly could be injury to the reconstruction. Another reason to wear a helmet when engaging in sports!
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