Compare incidences of complications following implantation of osseointegrated bone conduction devices (OBCD) between children with and without behavioral disorders.Study Design:
Case series with chart review.Setting:
Tertiary referral center otology and neurotology practice.Patients:
Pediatric patients who underwent implantation of OBCD between May 2009 and July 2014 at Arkansas Children's Hospital.Interventions:
Implantation with Cochlear BAHA 200 series, Cochlear BAHA BI300, or Oticon OBCD.Main Outcome Measures:
Osseointegration failure (OIF) with resulting loss of flange-fixture and/or skin and soft tissue reactions.Results:
The total rate of complications was 66.2%, with the majority being minor complications (39.4%). There was no difference in the total rate of complication (p = 0.461), minor complications (p = 0.443), major complications (p = 0.777), and minor and major complications (p = 0.762) between the control group and children with behavioral disorders.Conclusion:
Behavior was not observed to influence the incidence of OIF or skin/soft tissue reactions after implantation of OBCD in pediatric patients.