Fabrication of Silicone Prosthesis for an Amputated Pollex with Kapandji Score 8: A Case Report ZD18-ZD20
Dr. Saumyendra V Singh,
2/273, Viram Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226010, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Amputations are most commonly seen due to the accidents, congenital malformations and diseases. Regardless of the cause of the loss of the part of the body, an amputation results in aesthetic, physical and psychosocial damage to an individual. An amputation can be surgically treated but in some cases where patient reports to the prosthetist, when the damage is irreversible, it can be treated with prosthetic replacements of the lost part. A prosthetist acts as an important link in helping such patients in regaining the lost confidence by rehabilitation. Prosthetic management of an amputated thumb aims to deliver a well-fitting silicone prosthesis that can mimic the opposite thumb as closely as possible, with good range of movement without dislodgement. This case report presents rehabilitation of the amputated thumb with minimal residual thumb in a conventional way along with restoring the range of movements with evaluation of the range of movement without the use of an extra retentive aid.