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Noun1.Ossiculum - a small boneossiculum - a small bone; especially one in the middle ear
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
auditory ossicle - ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear
middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
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Tutoplast processed ossicular allografts (Tutoplast Ossicula auditus) consist of dehydrated human malleus or incus and provide a matrix for new bone formation through bone remodelling.
This would entail the placement of a Tutoplast processed malleus (Tutoplast Ossicula auditus, Tutogen Medical GmbH, Neunkirchen, Germany) onto the stapes if the patient's own ossicles were found to be either absent, eroded or unsuitable for an autograft.