Since 2007, Anaplastologist and Prosthetist Gregory Gion, Founder of Medical Art Prosthetics, has collaborated with biomedical engineering students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, helping advance the field of medical prosthetics by solving real biomedical challenges and investing in future biomedical engineers. Medical Art Prosthetics is committed to providing the most secure, undetectable facial and somatic prostheses so individuals who have experienced tissue loss can enjoy confidence in their daily lives.  Creating cutting-edge solutions to current challenges, collaborating in the latest research, and investing in future biomedical engineers is part of Medical Art Prosthetics’ commitment toward that end.

Advanced Prosthetics for Ears and Nose

Most recently, in the spring of 2022 Gion advised University of Wisconsin-Madison students in the creation of a manufacturing process for medical piercings modified with magnets to retain auricular (ear) and nasal (nose) prostheses.  Current techniques (such as osseointegration and adhesion) are not suitable for every candidate, and this new proposed process could prove an effective alternative treatment for those seeking ear and nose prostheses due to tissue loss.  Gion advises the alternative process be achieved with stronger fabrication of a laser welded neodymium magnet or by the use of a ferric piercing.

Forming Life-Giving Leaders for Tomorrow

Working with biomedical engineering students to solve unmet medical needs in small team-based, real world, close mentored, prototype-driven design experiences moves the field forward to better serve individuals in need of prostheses. 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.

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Matthew Wroblewski (top left), Eric Sagen (top middle), Colleen Cuncannan (top right), Kenzie Hurt (bottom left), Milica Lukic (bottom right).

Additional Scientific Outreach and Advancement

Gion also recently advised University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering students in the creation of a load sensing anatomical simulator model for silicone prosthetic fingers. He also worked with another group of students in the design of a tool for clinicians to easily access facial prosthetic abutments.  Learn more about Medical Art Prosthetics’ commitment to scientific outreach and how it benefits current patients and professional practices.dwdd