Finger Prosthesis

Prosthetic rehabilitation is advantageous in that it is relatively quick, reversible, medically uncomplicated and allows the surgical site to be closely monitored. Silicone elastomers are probably the most widely used material for prosthetic rehabilitation. A clear to translucent silicone rubber is compatible with all the intrinsic and extrinsic coloring systems available.The custom-made finger prosthesis is esthetically acceptable and comfortable for use in patients with amputated fingers, resulting in psychological improvement and personality.However, disadvantages associated with early prosthetic rehabilitation are the initial instability of the surgical site and the inevitable tissue bed contraction, which occur after healing tends to change the retentive alternative for the prosthesis. Keeping these disadvantages in mind, the use of silicone adhesives was avoided at the wound site, for this case.