According to the National Institute of Health, tens of thousands of people suffer from hand injuries that result in finger amputations each year, often leading to the need for finger prosthetics. Injuries leading to digit amputation are unfortunately common, occurring almost daily from all sorts of accidents. Medical Art Prosthetics (M.A.P.) is committed to producing the most natural and life-like prostheses for patients all over the world, to restore both appearance and functionality. Further, Medical Art Prosthetics invests in the latest research and training to help advance anaplastology and ensure best practices and technology for current and future patients in need of prostheses.
Stronger Prosthetics = Increased Confidence
Recently in the fall of 2021, Anaplastologist and Prosthetist Gregory Gion, Founder of Medical Art Prosthetics, worked with biomedical engineering students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a project to design a load sensing anatomical simulator model for silicone prosthetic fingers. This mechanical testing apparatus assessed the rigidity of silicone prostheses, and quantified properties of material in order to determine the strength of the new method compared to the current method. Strengthening specific prosthetic technology increases confidence for those in need of tissue replacement and repair. Furthermore, strengthening the field of prosthetics by investing in future biomedical engineers advances the field for the future.
Advancing Anaplastology as an Art, Profession and Science
Medical Art Prosthetics is committed to advancing anaplastology as an art, profession and science by identifying and solving unmet biomedical challenges, helping advance the latest technology, and bringing students, scientists, clinicians and engineers into the field of anaplastology for the benefit of current patients. Investing in students and collaborating with physicians and researchers to solve real world needs strengthens the field of anaplastology today and for years to come.
Additional Scientific Outreach and Advancement
Gion also recently advised University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering students in the design of medical piercings modified with magnets to retain auricular (ear) and nasal (nose) prostheses as well as the design of a tool for clinicians to easily access facial prosthetic abutments. Medical Art Prosthetics is proud to collaborate with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Biomedical Engineering Department to help train and invest in the future leaders in this important and life-giving field. Learn more about Medical Art Prosthetics’ commitment to scientific outreach and how it benefits current patients and professional practices.