Stapes bone

Original Editor - User Name Top Contributors - Ahmed Samir and Kim Jackson

Introduction

Structure of stapes bone.

Stapes bone is the smallest bone in our body. It is the innermost bone of our auditory ossicles in the middle ear, which are responsible for transmitting sound waves from the air outside to the fluid-filled labyrinth (cochlea). Auditory ossicles are a group of three small bones that work together forming a vibrating chain. These three bones are as follows:

  • Malleus
  • Incus
  • Stapes

Useful videos[1][2]

Related Conditions

  • Otosclerosis
  • Stapedectomy[3]

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References

  1. BBC - The smallest Bones in your body:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsPtiV8NkaU&t=1s
  2. Ear Ossicles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMNpEO2D4gk&t=8s
  3. Stapedectomy article on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stapedectomy