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Reviving the Lost Extremity:A Case Report


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1 Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, MM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Haryana, India
2 PG Student, Department of Prosthodontics, MM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Haryana, India
3 Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, MM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Haryana, India
     

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The hand in the human body plays a major role in daily life, communication, social contact and basic functions such as grasping. Finger and partial finger amputations are the most frequently found forms of hand loss and trauma which lead to an impact on the psychological health, functional abilities and aesthetics of an individual. A prosthesis with good fitting, comfort and aesthetics can make the patient feel capable and whole again. This article describes a technique for fabrication of a custom made glove type finger prosthesis using silicone elastomers along with a ring for providing more retention to the prosthesis. Shade matching has been achieved by using intrinsic acrylic paints. This case report paper describes a technique to prosthetic rehabilitation of an amputated finger by fabrication of custom finger prosthesis by using silicone elastomer, which is aesthetically acceptable, comfortable to use and is cost effective with a simple approach.

Keywords

Silicone Elastomer, Finger Prosthesis, Color Matching, Retention.
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Authors

Nitika Gupta
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, MM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Haryana, India
Jeewan Bachan Dhinsa
PG Student, Department of Prosthodontics, MM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Haryana, India
Urvashi Sukhija
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, MM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Haryana, India
Sanjeev Mittal
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, MM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Haryana, India

Abstract


The hand in the human body plays a major role in daily life, communication, social contact and basic functions such as grasping. Finger and partial finger amputations are the most frequently found forms of hand loss and trauma which lead to an impact on the psychological health, functional abilities and aesthetics of an individual. A prosthesis with good fitting, comfort and aesthetics can make the patient feel capable and whole again. This article describes a technique for fabrication of a custom made glove type finger prosthesis using silicone elastomers along with a ring for providing more retention to the prosthesis. Shade matching has been achieved by using intrinsic acrylic paints. This case report paper describes a technique to prosthetic rehabilitation of an amputated finger by fabrication of custom finger prosthesis by using silicone elastomer, which is aesthetically acceptable, comfortable to use and is cost effective with a simple approach.

Keywords


Silicone Elastomer, Finger Prosthesis, Color Matching, Retention.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi1%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F193836