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On the other hand, some studies in which the prostheses with diameters other than 0.4 and 0.6 mm, such as 0.3 and 0.8 mm, were evaluated suggest that the diameter of the prosthesis has a role on the outcome of stapedotomy (6, 16-18).
This part of the brain also responded to images of prostheses that are functional but do not look like a hand, such as a hook prosthesis.
Based on the preliminary results authors have suggested that biarticular functionality may provide benefits beyond even those of the most advanced monoarticular prostheses.
The first three survey questions asked about participants' personal experience with expandable prostheses, including years in practice, previous experience in orthopaedic oncology, and experience with the implantation of growing prostheses over the last three years.
Knee prostheses can also be classified based on the energy usage as passive, dynamically damped, and active prostheses.
Fe-Pt dental magnetic attachments are clinically useful for retention of maxillofacial prostheses due to their excellent attractive force.
But the limited service of maxillofacial prostheses is usually a consequence of deterioration of the elastomer and color change under environmental exposure to sunlight and change in temperature, humidity and hand contact during cleaning, and adhesive use on a daily basis (Chen et al.
They are referred to the PCSO for help in paying for prostheses. If the financial assistance is not enough to meet the full cost, Santos decides to help the patient himself.
Participants were also able to detect the touch of a Semmes-Weinstein 5.07 monofilament (10 g force; CHS Services Inc; East Setauket, New York), used to make skin contact, bend, and depart the skin at each temperature sensor site and the proximal edge of the moisture-wicking sock with airflow seal that encircled the limb while wearing one of the study prostheses.
Since the 1990s and the well-documented complications with silicone gel-filled breast implants and their theoretical health risks, such as connective tissue and autoimmune disorders or the possibility of tumor development [7], silicone elastomer or saline-filled prostheses have been now used [8, 9].
One problem that prostheses present is that by lacking sensitivity, they can become damaged when exposed to objects emitting high temperatures and consequently burn the user.