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Finger prosthesis using silicone elastomer: A novel methodology

Richa Vashisht, Prithviraj D.R, Harleen Kaur

Abstract


Maxillofacial prosthodontics is much an art as it is a science. The prosthesis provides a life-like appearance to duplicate the missing structures. The complete or partial loss of a fi nger not only results in functional deficiency, but also causes marked psychological trauma to the patient. This paper describes the fabrication of custom made finger prosthesis using silicone material. The retention for this patient was obtained by reducing the stump and using a ring of suitable size.


Keywords


Finger prosthesis; mechanical retention; silicone

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