Prosthetic Rehabilitation was written by Keith Thomas and first published in 1994. The book dealt with specific techniques of the prosthetic rehabilitation of facial and body disfigured patients, and was well received around the world throughout the professional field.


Since first published, techniques and materials have improved considerably and therefore it was considered that a new book was required, that would provide up to date techniques, materials and more importantly in much greater detail with more illustrations.


The Art of Clinical Anaplastology is a new textbook that contains state of the art techniques and materials used to construct high quality facial and body prostheses.


This 'self published' book is written in a clear, concise and easy manner, and is presented as a manual for easy reference to each particular subject. Page sizes are designed so as to permit generous margins in which the reader may make their own notes relating to the chapter subject for future personal reference.


The book is perfect bound with a gloss laminated cover, and contains 362 pages,over 900 colour illustrations and 19 detailed chapters.


This A4 size book describes techniques of construction in detail - step by step and is full of the information required to ensure a successful outcome of treatment.


In addition a complete listing of suppliers and addresses is included for easy reference.


The book contains detailed technical information on :


               Impression techniques and materials

               Carving techniques

               Management of silicone margins

               Silicone selection

               Intrinsic / Extrinsic colouring techniques

               Preventing cure inhibition

               Controlling bacterial mould growth

               Trimming and finishing prosthesis

               Adhesive selection and removal

               Adhesive / magnetic retention

               Partial prosthesis

               Bonding of silicone to both metal and acrylic resin

               Addition of facial hair

               Creating the illusion of hair growth

               Epoxy resins for strong lightweight moulds

               Urethanes for strong models

               Craniofacial implants

               Maxi 'O' Ring Magnets

               Osseointegrated finger implants

               Finger, Hand and Upper limb prosthesis

               Forefoot obturators

               Patient information leaflets

               Cosmetic Camouflage

               Surgical tattooing  

               And much more...............................................


For details of specific chapters please click on the Contents page on the menu above. Click on the sample illustrations page of the menu to view a selection of illustrations.


This book is essential reading for any student and will be of value to the experienced prosthetist / anaplastologist.


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Introducing a new textbook specifically dealing with Facial and Somato prostheses by Keith F. Thomas