Comprehensive prosthetic rehabilitation of a patient with partial finger amputations using silicone biomaterial: A technical note

Ashwini Y. Kini, Preeti P. Byakod, Gangadhar S. Angadi, Umesh Pai, Aruna J. Bhandari

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Abstract

Finger and partial finger amputations are some of the most frequently encountered forms of partial hand loss. A high quality aesthetic prosthesis with passive function can be helpful to the patient since loss or congenital absence or malformation have both a social and psychological impact on the patient. Prosthetics is an art and science which provides a lifelike appearance to the lost structures of the patient. This case report presents the fabrication of a silicone finger prosthesis which had good suspension, adequate function, was comfortable to use and aesthetically acceptable to the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-494
Number of pages7
JournalProsthetics and Orthotics International
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Rehabilitation

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