Some people with a bone anchored prosthesis develop problems with the stoma over the years. This can be pain or irritation or problems with cleaning the stoma. Occasionally the stoma can retract a bit, but there can also be too much skin that causes the irritation. Especially with the implants of older generations, the bone can also retract slightly, which is often harmless but can cause symptoms of the stoma.
Stoma surgery revision
With a surgical revision, stoma problems can sometimes be treated. An operation is then performed in which the stoma is corrected, sometimes with the placement of a so-called ‘sleeve’. This is a metal sleeve that is placed on the implant.