How durable are the reconstructed ears?

Rib cartilage ear reconstructions have now long been proven to last more than 50 years.

These type of reconstructed ears have almost the same durability as a natural ear and there are no restrictions where it comes to contact sports or other activities. The durability of Medpor is likely to be very good also but it is, as of now, less proven in this respect simply because there is no long-term follow up beyond 20 years.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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