Tympanoplasty: Fixing a hole in your child's eardrum

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A tympanoplasty is an operation to fix a hole in your child's eardrum. Learn about tympanoplasty and how to help your child recover from surgery.

Key points

  • A tympanoplasty is an operation to fix a hole in the eardrum.
  • The operation usually takes about two to three hours.
  • After the operation, your child will have to stay overnight in the hospital.
  • While your child gets better at home, there are some things your child should not do.
Last updated: February 27th 2008