Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2013 | Month : September | Volume : 7 | Issue : 9 | Page : 1956 - 1958

One Vs Two Stage Surgery Technique for Implant Placement in Finger Prosthesis 1956-1958

Pokpong Amornvit, Dinesh Rokaya, Konrawee Keawcharoen, Somchart Raucharernporn, Nimit Thongpulsawasdi

Dr. Nimit Thongpulsawasd,
Golden Jubilee Medical Center, Mahidol University,999 Buddhamonthon Road Salaya, Phutthamonthon,
Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand.
Phone: +66-2849-6600, E-mail:

Background: The loss of the finger can lead to psychological problems. Although several reconstructive techniques may exist, the use of osseous-integrated implants to anchor digital prosthesis presents a suitable alternative for the amputation of finger. The surgery for implant placement has initially been described as a two-stage technique. However, no study in the literature has attempted to compare this technique with onestage technique and stated a clear superiority technique in the implant retained finger prosthesis.

Methods: This article describes two cases of digital amputation as a result of accident; a 45-year-old female whose second finger of right hand was lost and a 25-year-old male patient with amputation of the first finger of right hand.

Result and Conclusion: One-stage implant placement technique for implant retained finger prosthesis is a reliable, safe and efficient option that allows a good result in a significantly lower operating time and hospital visits compared to the twostage technique. It could therefore, be considered as good option for implant retained finger prosthesis.