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Pictures and Anatomy of the Stapes

ANATOMY

The stapes is the smallest bone in the body.  It consists of a capitulum (head) which articulates with the incus, a neck, two crura (anterior and posterior) and a footplate.  The head neck and crura form the stapedial arch.

The stapedial footplate becomes fixed in otosclerosis, a very common cause of conductive hearing loss.

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