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Cost effective cosmetic prosthesis for lost digits

Abstract

Summary Leprosy causes nerve damage which leads to repeated injuries or ulcers

causing the loss or absorption of digits. The loss of digits is also common in traumatic

injuries. Irrespective of the etiology, the loss of a finger has a considerable negative

functional and psychological impact on an individual. In order to solve these

problems, prostheses are provided to patients. This short report demonstrates the

advantages of using liquid latex in making a low cost cosmetic prosthesis. The

possibility of using latex material offers a practical alternative where silicone

prosthesis is not affordable.

 

 

 

 

 

More information

Type
Journal Article
Author
Manivannan G
Karthikeyan G
Year of Publication
2015
Journal
Leprosy review
Volume
86
Issue
1
Number of Pages
117–123
Language
eng
Alternate Journal
Lepr Rev.
Publication Language
eng