Revision BAHA Surgery

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2006 Aug;39(4):801-13, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2006.05.001.


The osseointegrated auditory implant (BAHA) is a system used for hearing rehabilitation through direct bone conduction. Although BAHA surgery is not difficult, the surgeon must observe meticulous technique to prevent complications. Indications for revision BAHA surgery can be divided into (1) failure of fixture osseointegration; (2) bone overgrowth; or (3) skin reaction or skin loss. This article discusses the conditions that might predispose a patient to require BAHA revision, and the steps, if any, that can be taken to prevent these complications. Specific surgical steps for revision of each of these three conditions are also addressed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone Conduction
  • Cochlear Implants*
  • Equipment Design
  • Hearing Loss / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Osseointegration
  • Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects
  • Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
  • Reoperation