The following 4 charts explain the differences between Medpor and Rib Cartilage ear reconstructions in terms of the surgical process, the aesthetic outcome, the child’s experience and a functional comparison.

 

CONCLUSION:  Medpor ear reconstruction is the preferable option for ear reconstruction based on the above categories of comparison:

  1. Surgery for ear reconstruction and hearing restoration can occur years earlier
  2. There are fewer surgeries in a shorter time period with less medical cost and travel expenses
  3. It creates a more realistic ear that better matches the normal side with less scarring and pain
  4. Psychological and social impacts on children with Microtia and atresia can be prevented with surgery at an earlier age
  5. Though the lifespan of Medpor is unknown, there have been no signs of deterioration over 30 years of use in reconstruction surgery