Updating upper extremity temporary prosthesis

Thermoplastics

Sandra Fletchall, Tein Tran, Vince Ungaro, William Hickerson

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Abstract

Since 1989 amputees with upper-extremity burns have been fitted with a temporary prosthesis fabricated from low-temperature thermoplastic. Before 1989 conventional temporary prostheses were fabricated with plaster. The use of the thermoplastic material has produced a lightweight, cost-effective, modular system. No patients exhibited skin breakdown with the thermoplastic material. It appears that thermoplastics may be the next major breakthrough in terms of a design for a temporary upper-extremity prosthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-586
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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Upper Extremity
Prostheses and Implants
Amputees
Burns
Costs and Cost Analysis
Skin
Temperature

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)

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Updating upper extremity temporary prosthesis : Thermoplastics. / Fletchall, Sandra; Tran, Tein; Ungaro, Vince; Hickerson, William.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 13, No. 5, 01.01.1992, p. 584-586.

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Fletchall, Sandra ; Tran, Tein ; Ungaro, Vince ; Hickerson, William. / Updating upper extremity temporary prosthesis : Thermoplastics. In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1992 ; Vol. 13, No. 5. pp. 584-586.
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