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Title: Construction of an Orbital Prosthesis using Magnets for Retention
Authors: Coetzee, WF
Keywords: Prosthetics;Dentistry;Orbital prosthesis;Magnets
Issue Date: 2002
Source: Coetzee, W.F., "Construction of an Orbital Prosthesis using Magnets for Retention" (2002). Tygerberg Dental Sciences. Paper 47.
Series/Report no.: Tygerberg Dental Sciences;Paper 47
Abstract: Each year a considerable number of people acquire facial defects as a result from malignant disease, trauma and congenital deformation. Plastic surgery can help to restore some lost tissue, but cases where radical surgery is needed they cannot replace the lost tissue in a way, which creates an acceptable illusion of normal appearance. Add to this the fact that in some cases the age and general medical condition of the patient may also contra-indicate major reconstructive surgery, then a major void appears in their treatment. It therefore follows that these patients should be offered prosthetic rehabilitation as an alternative to help fill this void.
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