Construction of an Orbital Prosthesis using Magnets for Retention

09 Dec 2013

Each year a considerable number of people acquire facial defects as a result from malignant disease, trauma and congenital deformation. Plastic surgery can help to restore some lost tissue, but cases where radical surgery is needed they cannot replace the lost tissue in a way, which creates an acceptable illusion of normal appearance. Add to this the fact that in some cases the age and general medical condition of the patient may also contra-indicate major reconstructive surgery, then a major void appears in their treatment. It therefore follows that these patients should be offered prosthetic rehabilitation as an alternative to help fill this void.