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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-88

Thumb prosthesis restoring fingers, hope and more


Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Disha Patel
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijohs.ijohs_48_18

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Partial or complete fingers are the most commonly encountered forms of partial hand losses. Although finger amputations are commonly due to traumatic injuries, digit loss may also be attributed to congenital malformations and disease. Irrespective of the etiology, the loss of a finger has a considerable functional and psychological impact on an individual. Maxillofacial prostheses replace the lost body parts using the silicone materials to alleviate these problems, and partial or complete finger prosthesis may be fabricated. This clinical report portrays a method to fabricate silicone rubber prosthesis for a patient who had a partial amputated thumb caused due to trauma. These prostheses support the patients physically as well as psychologically, thus enhancing their confidence and social acceptance.


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