Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Lower Limb with RTV Silicone Using Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Techniques - A Case Report ZD35-ZD37
Dr. Pradeep C Dathan,
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela, India.
Amputation of all or part of a limb may be due to systemic disease, vascular disease, infection, local injury or trauma. Partially amputated lower limbs present a variety of unique clinical and prosthetic challenges, because of distinctly different amputation levels of the lower limb. A female patient with history of Partial Foot Amputation (PFA) surgery at metatarsophalangeal joint level, due to crush injury reported for prosthetic rehabilitation. This case was successfully rehabilitated using Room Temperature Vulcanizing (RTV) medical grade silicone for fabrication of foot prosthesis. Though limited in its function, it amply proves that the clinical and laboratory techniques used in fabrication of maxillofacial prosthesis can be effectively adapted for the fabrication of body prosthesis like toes and feet to enhance the quality of life of the patients. The patient was reviewed every year for three years.