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Custom-Soldered, Double-Ring Retained Silicone Finger Prosthesis

Palled, Varsha, MDS; Rao, Jitendra, MDS; Singh, Saumyendra V., MDS; Chand, Pooran, MDS; Arya, Deeksha, MDS; Aggarwal, Himanshi, MDS; Sharma, Vijai P., MD

JPO: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: April 2019 - Volume 31 - Issue 2 - p 159–162
doi: 10.1097/JPO.0000000000000245

Introduction Accomplishment of adequate retention in prosthesis is vital to patient comfort. The purpose of this article is to present a technique of fabrication of a nonimplant, nonadhesive retained silicone finger prosthesis for a short, flabby residual digit.

Materials and Methods To achieve adequate retention in this compromised clinical scenario, two rings were used: one on the residual finger and the other on the adjacent finger, which were soldered at accurate orientation using a custom-made putty index.

Results Retention of the prosthesis was found to be satisfactory and alleviated the apprehension of the patient regarding surgical placement of implants.

Conclusions The technique described in this report provides an effective, reversible, and straightforward method of managing the compromised situation. The double-ring technique offers a nonsurgical alternative to rehabilitation of patients with compromised residual digits.

VARSHA PALLED, MDS, JITENDRA RAO, MDS, SAUMYENDRA V. SINGH, MDS, POORAN CHAND, MDS, DEEKSHA ARYA, MDS, are affiliated with the Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Faculty, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India.

HIMANSHI AGGARWAL, MDS, is affiliated with the Department of Prosthodontics, Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow, India.

VIJAI P. SHARMA, MD, is affiliated with Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India.

Disclosure: The authors hereby declare that there is no conflict of interest. Due to the nature of this study, no bioethical approval is required and therefore was not sought.

Funding: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Correspondence to: Saumyendra V. Singh, MDS, Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George's Medical University, 2/273 Viram Khand, Gomtinagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226010, India; email:

© 2019 by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.