Scientific Outreach & Publications

Scientific Outreach & Publications2022-08-01T07:48:25-05:00

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 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 ...

2018-08-15T14:53:12-05:00December 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 ...

2018-08-15T15:06:45-05:00May 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 ...

2018-08-15T15:14:03-05:00December 25th, 2011|

BME 404 Attachment of Prosthetic Ear to Cranial Implant Abutments | Spring 2011

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 ...

2018-08-15T15:20:46-05:00May 25th, 2011|

BME 201 Blinking Orbital Prosthesis | Spring 2008

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 ...

2018-08-17T19:24:16-05:00April 25th, 2008|

BME 300 Prosthetics: Adherent Interface System | Fall 2007

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 ...

2018-08-17T16:49:19-05:00December 15th, 2007|

BME 300 Prosthetics: Implant-Retained Finger Prosthesis | Fall 2007

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 ...

2018-08-17T17:17:45-05:00December 14th, 2007|

BME 402 Ear Prosthesis Implant Attachment | Spring 2007

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 ...

2018-08-17T19:47:08-05:00May 25th, 2007|
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