Skip to the content

Prosthetic rehabilitation of a patient with partial ear amputation using a self suspension technique

Mardani, MA, Arazpour, M, Bani, MA, Hutchins, S, Zarezadeh, F, Sojodi, M and Bahramizadeh, M 2011, 'Prosthetic rehabilitation of a patient with partial ear amputation using a self suspension technique' , Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 35 (4) , pp. 473-477.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (1039kB) | Request a copy

    Abstract

    Background and Aim: Partial ear amputations are one of the forms of ear loss. A user-friendly design of prosthesis with safe suspension and an aesthetic appearance can be helpful to a patient who has lost part of their ear due to congenital absence or trauma. Prosthetic use has social and psychological effects on the patient and their family. The aim of this paper is to describe a technique of ear prosthesis fabrication with self suspension for these patients. Technique: To provide a snugly fitting prosthesis, the only parts of the residual ear that were covered by the prosthesis were accurately manufactured and reduced in thickness to 0.5–1 mm and 10 mm in width, so that the silicone extended over the stumps to provide adequate suspension. Discussion: This paper proposes the designing and constructing of a silicone ear prosthesis which had good suspension, low cost, was easy to use and was acceptable in appearance to the patient.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
    Publisher: Sage
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0309-3646
    Depositing User: RH Shuttleworth
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2012 14:53
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 10:35
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22735

    Actions (login required)

    Edit record (repository staff only)

    Downloads per month over past year

    View more statistics