Scientific Outreach & Publications

Scientific Outreach & Publications2018-09-30T20:23:26+00:00

Medical Art Prosthetics has been involved in advancing anaplastology as an art, as a profession and as a science. At the same time we hone our skills and shape our professional practices for the benefit of our current patients, we also cultivate opportunities that bring students, scientists, clinicians and engineers into our world of anaplastology.

Our anaplastologists have been recruited to join the clinical faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center serving as volunteer faculty in the Division of Surgery, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and as adjunct teaching faculty in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Department of Biomedical Communication.

Since 2007 we have initiated anaplastology scientific outreach programs in collaboration with The University of Wisconsin Biomedical Engineering Department’s Student Design Consortium.

The projects initiated and overseen by the clinical anaplastologist have involved physicians, researchers and engineering students.

The list of our projects:

BME 402 Individualized functional finger prosthesis | Spring 2018

The goal of this project is to design and manufacture a mechanical prosthetic finger to fit inside a realistic silicone covering. The final prototype should be an individualized finger prosthesis that is affordable, aesthetically and mechanically functional. Ideally it will restore flexion and extension movement of an amputated [...]

May 24th, 2018|

BME 402 Engineering a composite medical prosthesis | Spring 2018

Aesthetic prostheses currently exist to help those with deformities and surgical defects live without being stared at or appearing different from others. However, esthetic prostheses are exceptionally expensive and are affected by use which causes wear and color changes. These longevity issues must be dealt with to help [...]

May 24th, 2018|

BME 200/300 Prosthetic ear attachment anchor | Fall 2017

Silicone ear prostheses are created and provided to individuals born with microtia, suffered loss of an ear due to cancer, or trauma patients who have sustained amputation of the ear. Current attachments utilize chemical bonding with a primer to attach a magnet to silicon. This can cause an [...]

September 22nd, 2017|

BME 200/300 Individualized Functional Finger Prosthesis – Fall 2016

For individuals that have suffered amputation of the phalanges, current variations of finger prostheses are tailored to one of three characteristics: cosmetic, mechanical, or myoelectric. While cosmetic fingers offer optimized discretion, mechanical prostheses restore active function, and myoelectric prostheses enable advanced communication between electrical signals in the arm [...]

December 24th, 2016|

BME 400 Adopting 3D printing into prosthetics practice: from purchase to first printed prototype | Fall 2015

Prosthetics and anaplastology are fields that increasing must utilize surface scanning and 3D printing technologies for the design, fabrication and fitting of restorative prostheses and related components and devices. The anaplastologist/prosthetist wishes to purchase equipment and the BME student is called upon to research hand held scanners and [...]

December 24th, 2015|

BME 301 Individualized functional finger prosthesis | Spring 2015

Finger prostheses have been provided to individuals who have sustained amputation of their fingers. Due to the inherent difficulty of retaining finger prostheses securely to restore grip strength and function many efforts to restore the finger have shifted focus toward cosmesis. These aesthetic silicone prostheses can be detailed [...]

May 24th, 2015|

BME 200/300 Individualized functional finger prosthesis | Fall 2014

Finger prostheses have been provided to individuals who have sustained amputation of their fingers. Due to the inherent difficulty of retaining finger prostheses securely to restore grip strength and function many efforts to restore the finger have shifted focus toward cosmesis. These aesthetic silicone prostheses can be detailed [...]

December 25th, 2014|

BME 301 Magnetic Retention of Facial Prostheses to Body Piercings | Spring 2013

The Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic creates amazing facial prostheses that enhance the lives of people affected by accidents, birth defects, or other health complications. Current application methods for attaching prostheses to the face include surgical placement of bone-anchored magnetic implants or use of an adhesive. Surgical placement of [...]

May 15th, 2013|

BME 300 Passive-locking implant-retained auricular prosthesis attachment | Fall 2011

A client has expressed interest in improving on the current design of an auricular prosthetic - specifically a Vistafix System by Cochlear. An undesirable feature of the current design is its failure to remain attached when unexpected forces act on it. The current design relies on a magnet [...]

December 25th, 2011|
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