Silicone Prosthesis Cape Town
At Artificial Limbs we pride ourselves in creating state of the art Aesthetic Silicone Prosthesis Cape Town based. We provide custom fabricated from a special blend of silicone polymers which offers flexibility, patient comfort, and durability and which restores not only appearance, but also part of the function of the missing body part.
Understanding the deep emotional trauma that is caused by losing a body part, we strive to restore the appearance of the missing part significantly so that it is virtually unnoticeable without close examination.
- Fingers, Total and Partial Hand Prostheses
- Toes, Total and Partial Foot Prostheses
- Facial Prosthesis
- Auricular Prostheses (Ear)
Silicone is one of the few materials which is well tolerated by the human body and, therefore, rarely incites dermatological reactions. It is also resistant to high and low temperatures and the effects of the sun.
Furthermore, silicone is stain resistant and durable and has a very natural and life like appearance due to intrinsic and extrinsic colouration to match the patient’s natural skin tone. The suppleness of the material allows for a precise suction fit, and due to its flexibility, permits good range of motion of the remaining body parts. Sensitive areas can be relieved by incorporating softer silicone into the internal surface of the socket.
These characteristics provide functional and psychological benefits to the patient as a life like appearance is crucial to successful rehabilitation. A person who feels comfortable with a realistic prosthesis can use it to its full potential.
Every custom made silicone prosthesis, is sculpted in wax over a stone duplicate of the missing body part, which has been reduced and adjusted to provide a perfect fit. Then, though high density casting of the opposing body part, a…..
Colours are carefully matched to the patient’s skin tones and applied to the interior of the prosthesis successive layers. Extrinsic colouration may be used in conjunction with this method, depending on the specific case.
Then, through high density casting of the opposing body part, positive model including all 3 dimensional details such as wrinkles, veins as well as the interior socket, is produced to achieve an exact match to the detail of that particular section.
Fingernails are fabricated separately using either silicone or acrylics (depending on the patient’s preference) and have the same translucent qualities as the silicone. The nails are individually coloured before being applied to the finger/s so they can match almost perfectly. Any nail polish can be applied and removed with an acetone free polish remover, without being damaged.