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BAHA implant keeps moving
« on: February 26, 2015, 09:43:36 pm »
I am 11 years post op for placement of titanium abutment for my BAHA (hearing aid). Recently the tissue surrounding the titanium implant has been sore and bleeding slightly. Does anybody have an explanation for this. I can't find anything on the internet.
4cm Right AN Craniotomy April 2002, right side deafness, 4cm AN regrowth 2nd Craniotomy Sept 2002, Gamma knife Nov 2002, 11mm tumor remnant remains currently.
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Re: BAHA implant keeps moving
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2015, 07:10:23 am »
I am almost four years post surgery/abutment implanting and if I am not diligent with soft brushing around my post I get some irritation.  A wipe with hydrogen peroxide and a teensy dab of Neosporin clears it up overnight for me.

I wear my processor 10 to 12 hours a day so I am presuming the irritation is probably from holding a small degree of moisture on the skin next to the abutment all day.

By all means if this is constant or happening frequently for you, I would check with your doctor.  You do not want a major infection to get started.

Right MVD for trigeminal neuralgia, 1994, Pittsburgh, PA
Left retrosigmoid 2.6 cm AN removal, February, 2008, Duke U
Tumor regrew to 1.3 cm in February, 2011
Translab AN removal, May, 2011 at HEI, Friedman & Schwartz
Oticon Ponto Pro abutment implant at same time; processor added August, 2011