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 list of our projects:
Greg Gion of Medical Art Prosthetics is looking for a new attachment method for auricular prostheses. A new attachment method is desired because the current bar-clip method and the magnet-abutment method are either too strong or too weak, respectively. These methods compromise the effectiveness of the prosthetic ear [...]
Project Overview The focus of this project is to design an animated orbital prosthesis. Currently, few attempts have been made to create a mechanism, which allows the prosthesis to blink. Our team is to design and later on fabricate a patient model simulator with prosthesis that blinks. Project [...]
Project Overview Adhesives for silicone facial and body prosthetics often fail due to sweat, skin oils, movement, they deteriorate the prosthesis due to their solvent system or they are troublesome due to the need for perfect placement of the prosthesis on the first try. A 2-component fast cure(1-2 [...]
Project Overview The focus of this project is to improve the connecting mechanism which holds prosthetic fingers onto people’s hands. Currently, the only method used in the United States is a slip-cover which holds the prosthetic on by suction. New approaches have been used in other countries which [...]
Project Overview Current methods of prosthetic ear attachment have significant trade offs. A securely attached prosthesis requires metal fastening pieces to protrude from the mastoid bone, causing both potential hygiene problems and a disconcerting conspicuous appearance when the prosthesis is detached. Additionally, the force required to attach the [...]