Publication detail

Use of Digital Technologies for Nasal Prosthesis Manufacturing

PALOUŠEK, D. KOUTNÝ, D.

Original Title

Use of Digital Technologies for Nasal Prosthesis Manufacturing

English Title

Use of Digital Technologies for Nasal Prosthesis Manufacturing

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original Abstract

Background and aim: Digital technology is becoming more accessible for common use in medical applications; however, their expansion in prosthetic and orthotic laboratories is not large because of the persistent image of difficult applicability to real patients. This article aims to offer real example in the area of human facial prostheses. Technique: This article describes the utilization of optical digitization, computational modelling, rapid prototyping, mould fabrication and manufacturing of a nasal silicone prosthesis. This technical note defines the key points of the methodology and aspires to contribute to the introduction of a certified manufacturing procedure. Discussion: The results show that the used technologies reduce the manufacturing time, reflect patients requirements and allow the manufacture of high-quality prostheses for missing facial asymmetric parts. The methodology provides a good position for further development issues and is usable for clinical practice. Clinical relevance Utilization of digital technologies in facial prosthesis manufacturing process can be a good contribution for higher patient comfort and higher production efficiency but with higher initial investment and demands for experience with software tools.

English abstract

Background and aim: Digital technology is becoming more accessible for common use in medical applications; however, their expansion in prosthetic and orthotic laboratories is not large because of the persistent image of difficult applicability to real patients. This article aims to offer real example in the area of human facial prostheses. Technique: This article describes the utilization of optical digitization, computational modelling, rapid prototyping, mould fabrication and manufacturing of a nasal silicone prosthesis. This technical note defines the key points of the methodology and aspires to contribute to the introduction of a certified manufacturing procedure. Discussion: The results show that the used technologies reduce the manufacturing time, reflect patients requirements and allow the manufacture of high-quality prostheses for missing facial asymmetric parts. The methodology provides a good position for further development issues and is usable for clinical practice. Clinical relevance Utilization of digital technologies in facial prosthesis manufacturing process can be a good contribution for higher patient comfort and higher production efficiency but with higher initial investment and demands for experience with software tools.

Keywords

Fabrication techniques, prosthetic design, prosthetics

RIV year

2014

Released

17.04.2014

Publisher

SAGE

Pages from

171

Pages to

175

Pages count

5

URL

Documents

BibTex


@article{BUT104532,
  author="David {Paloušek} and Daniel {Koutný}",
  title="Use of Digital Technologies for Nasal Prosthesis Manufacturing",
  annote="Background and aim: Digital technology is becoming more accessible for common use in medical applications; however, their expansion in prosthetic and orthotic laboratories is not large because of the persistent image of difficult applicability to real patients. This article aims to offer real example in the area of human facial prostheses.
Technique: This article describes the utilization of optical digitization, computational modelling, rapid prototyping, mould fabrication and manufacturing of a nasal silicone prosthesis. This technical note defines the key points of the methodology and aspires to contribute to the introduction of a certified manufacturing procedure.
Discussion: The results show that the used technologies reduce the manufacturing time, reflect patients requirements and allow the manufacture of high-quality prostheses for missing facial asymmetric parts. The methodology provides a good position for further development issues and is usable for clinical practice.
Clinical relevance Utilization of digital technologies in facial prosthesis manufacturing process can be a good contribution for higher patient comfort and higher production efficiency but with higher initial investment and demands for experience with software tools.",
  address="SAGE",
  chapter="104532",
  doi="10.1177/0309364613489333",
  institution="SAGE",
  number="2",
  volume="38",
  year="2014",
  month="april",
  pages="171--175",
  publisher="SAGE",
  type="journal article in Web of Science"
}