One Vs Two Stage Surgery Technique for Implant Placement in Finger ProsthesisCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Nimit Thongpulsawasd,
Golden Jubilee Medical Center, Mahidol University,999 Buddhamonthon Road Salaya, Phutthamonthon,
Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand.
Phone: +66-2849-6600, E-mail: email@example.com
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.
One-stage Surgery, Two-stage Surgery, Dental implant, Finger prosthesis
Pokpong Amornvit, Dinesh Rokaya, Konrawee Keawcharoen,
Somchart Raucharernporn, Nimit Thongpulsawasdi. ONE VS TWO STAGE SURGERY TECHNIQUE FOR IMPLANT PLACEMENT IN FINGER PROSTHESIS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2013 September [cited: 2018 Jan 22 ]; 7:1956-1958. Available from
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
Date of Submission: Apr 01, 2013
Date of Peer Review: Jun 04, 2013
Date of Acceptance: Jul 31, 2013
Date of Publishing: Sept 10, 2013
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