Introducing a new textbook specifically dealing with Facial and Somato prostheses by: Keith F. Thomas

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Prosthetic Rehabilitation was written by Keith Thomas and first published in 1994. The book dealt with specific techniques of the prosthetic rehabilitation of facial and body disfigured patients, and was well received around the world throughout the professional field.

Since first published, techniques and materials have improved considerably and therefore it was considered that a new book was required, that would provide up to date techniques, materials and more importantly in much greater detail with more illustrations.

The Art of Clinical Anaplastology is a new textbook that contains state of the art techniques and materials used to construct high quality facial and body prostheses.

This 'self published' book is written in a clear, concise and easy manner, and is presented as a manual for easy reference to each particular subject. Page sizes are designed so as to permit generous margins in which the reader may make their own notes relating to the chapter subject for future personal reference.

The book is perfect bound with a gloss laminated cover, and contains 362 pages,over 900 colour illustrations and 19 detailed chapters.

This A4 size book describes techniques of construction in detail - step by step and is full of the information required to ensure a successful outcome of treatment.

In addition a complete listing of suppliers and addresses is included for easy reference.

The book contains detailed technical information on :

   Impression techniques and materials
  Carving techniques
  Management of silicone margins
  Silicone selection
  Intrinsic / Extrinsic colouring techniques
  Preventing cure inhibition
  Controlling bacterial mould growth
  Trimming and finishing prosthesis
  Adhesive selection and removal
  Adhesive / magnetic retention
  Partial prosthesis
  Bonding of silicone to both metal and acrylic resin
  Addition of facial hair
  Creating the illusion of hair growth
  Epoxy resins for strong lightweight moulds
  Urethanes for strong models
  Craniofacial implants
  Maxi 'O' Ring Magnets
  Osseointegrated finger implants
  Finger, Hand and Upper limb prosthesis
  Forefoot obturators
  Patient information leaflets
  Cosmetic Camouflage
  Surgical tattooing
  And much more...............................................

For details of specific chapters please click on the Contents page on the menu above. Click on the sample illustrations page of the menu to view a selection of illustrations.

This book is essential reading for any student and will be of value to the experienced prosthetist / anaplastologist.

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