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The use of protective digit prostheses in management of microangiopathy of fingers.


Brosky, M E; Zaki, H S; Studer, S P (1999). The use of protective digit prostheses in management of microangiopathy of fingers. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 82(2):246-248.

Abstract

Small artery occlusive disease (microangiopathy) of the palm and digital arteries may produce ischemia with painful ulcerations on the digits. These ulcerations may contribute to secondary infection and severe intolerance to thermal changes. The use of gauze wrappings to minimize ulceration has been tried; however, it is unhygienic and unsightly. A custom-made digit prosthesis is constructed with medical grade silicone over an artificial finger nail to provide positive seating of the prosthesis. The digit prosthesis is hygienic, esthetically acceptable to the patient and greatly protects ulcerated finger tips.

Small artery occlusive disease (microangiopathy) of the palm and digital arteries may produce ischemia with painful ulcerations on the digits. These ulcerations may contribute to secondary infection and severe intolerance to thermal changes. The use of gauze wrappings to minimize ulceration has been tried; however, it is unhygienic and unsightly. A custom-made digit prosthesis is constructed with medical grade silicone over an artificial finger nail to provide positive seating of the prosthesis. The digit prosthesis is hygienic, esthetically acceptable to the patient and greatly protects ulcerated finger tips.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 August 1999
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:23
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:19
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0022-3913
Publisher DOI:10.1016/S0022-3913(99)70165-4
PubMed ID:10424994

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