In 1982, Dr. Alexander Berkhaus recognized that porous polyethylene (commonly known as Medpor or Su-Por) is a tissue friendly, stable and infection-resistant framework material for use in ear reconstruction. Porous ear implants have been used in the U.S. since 1991. Over the past 10 years, the technique has become progressively more elegant and reliable. Although very few people in the world specialize in this technique, it has become the sole accepted surgical alternative to the more traditional option of Rib Cartilage Ear Reconstruction. Due to the technical expertise required to perform Microtia surgery, it is recommended that surgeons using this technique have extensive experience. As expected, results are optimized and complications are minimized when you choose a surgeon who performs the Medpor Technique on a regular basis.

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