A silicone finger prosthesis realistically recreates the missing finger.
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The hand is one of the most complex organs in the human body. It has many functions related to body language, gestures and expression. Likewise, it is a sensitive and highly differentiated functional unit for our day-to-day actions.
The demands on a finger prosthesis are therefore high. It must not only realistically depict the finger, but also withstand the enormous forces and wear requirements of everyday life.
Here is an overview of the typical procedure for prosthesis treatment at POHLIG.
The cost of a prosthesis depends on several factors.
A finger prosthesis serves as a functional and cosmetic replacement for the missing finger or thumb. It is made of flexible silicone, which is precisely adapted to the circumstances of the individual stump.
Because the lack of individual limbs is in the viewer’s permanent field of vision, the desire for a look that is as lifelike and discreet as possible is strong.
Our silicone experts reproduce even the finest details, such as pigment spots, small hairs or distinctive skin structures. With a layered integration of different shades, we are get extremely close to the original skin color. The overall appearance of the prosthesis is enhanced by a detailed replica of the fingernail made of acrylic resins or silicone. Not only does the result look deceptively real, it can even be painted with nail polish.
Silicone is very easy to use in the region of the upper extremities. Thanks to the flexible and resilient properties of the material, excellent solutions can be found even for the most difficult treatments.
By combining silicones of different hardnesses, an optimal fit of the finger prosthesis can be guaranteed. The outstanding adhesive properties of the silicone material also make bindings and clamps unnecessary. The prosthesis is fixed by means of biomechanical shaft stabilization and a full-contact, circular compression build-up of the prosthesis shaft. The use of highly elastic and adhesive medical silicones ensures good adhesion, even with short finger stumps. The prosthesis is put on using a fitting gel that temporarily eliminates the adhesive effect between the prosthesis shaft and stump.
The acceptance of the silicone material is very high, as it is physiologically inert and tested for biocompatibility. This means that there are no allergic reactions when wearing a finger prosthesis. This means you can wear your prosthesis all day long.
Several visits to Pohlig GmbH are required to produce a finger prosthesis. The number of visits in each case is based on various factors, such as the nature of the stump conditions and the coloration requirements of the skin. Experience has shown that the manufacture of a finger prosthesis requires between three and six visits.
Detailed consultation and assessment. After submitting a prescription, we prepare a cost estimate for the respective cost unit with a request for assumption of costs. The second visit takes place after approval has been granted by the agency assuming the costs.
The hand area to be treated is molded using a silicone or plaster cast. As a sample, the opposite side is recorded with an impression compound. In addition, the stump dimensions are taken and the first color selections for skin and nails are made.
Testing of compression elements or fitting of the trial prosthesis, color control and final color matching. Wearing the compression elements requires a period of two to eight weeks, depending on the stump conditions.
Reserved for possible changes in finger treatment.
Trying on and delivery of the final prosthesis. Instruction in the handling and use of the prosthesis, care instructions.
The follow-up care with a follow-up or replacement prosthesis enables a reduction in the creation and visit dates, subject to consistent stump conditions and use of the basic model.
The functional design of the silicone prosthesis depends on the individual requirements of the prosthesis wearer. By combining a spectrum of construction techniques and silicone materials, a wide range of products is possible.
The focus is always on dealing with everyday situations and activities. The aim is to help the prosthesis wearer to once again be able to hold, guide and move objects such as cutlery, smartphones, pens, cooking tools or the steering wheel. The integration of specially integrated and adjustable reinforcement elements allows you to carry light objects (e.g. shopping bags or handbags) or to play a musical instrument.
Amputated thumb without prosthesis
Thumb prosthesis treatment
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Design criteria and classification of individual silicone finger prostheses
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