Prosthetic Rehabilitation of a Patient with Congenitally Malformed Toes: Case Report


Affiliations

  • Banaras Hindu University, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi, 221005, India
  • Banaras Hindu University, Faculty of Visual Arts, Varanasi, 221005, India

Abstract

The aim of this article is to present a case with malformed toes which was rehabilitated by toe prosthesis. A 24-year-old female was suffering with problem of malformed toes due to which she was facing problems in her family as people used to point out the malformation and insisted to get it rectified because they believed that it will bring bad luck to them. Surgical reconstruction would have been a better option but the patient was not ready to undergo multiple surgeries, and poor economy was also a limitation; hence, prosthesis was planned for this case. In this case, conventional wax elimination technique was used to fabricate a poly-methyl-meth-acrylate (PMMA) toe prosthesis for a female patient to improve esthetics and better marital life.

Keywords

Toe, Prosthesis, Rehabilitation

Subject Discipline

Dentistry

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