This concept allows us to understand how much disability can disturb the amputee’s mind and alter his interpersonal skills, significantly worsening the relationship that the individual had established with the external environment.
The body image is the result of a reflection of oneself through others.
The alteration of this image can prove to be a trigger for some somatic pathologies and various forms of depression.
Through the prosthesis, whether aesthetic or design, we respond, in fact, to a patient’s psychological needs, with a view to facilitating the overcoming of the trauma and the passage to a further evolutionary phase of acceptance of a new identity and one’s disability.
The patient who requires a cosmetic prosthesis usually has very high expectations.
Dialogue allows us to establish the necessary confidence to grasp these expectations and take them into account, as far as possible, in the design of the prosthesis.
This listening in the first approach is, therefore, just as important as the evaluation of the stump.
If the aesthetic prosthesis can also play a functional role in certain cases, its true vocation remains to help the patient regain the integrity of his body scheme.
In this sense, the aesthetic prosthesis can be considered as a therapeutic tool to help the amputee’s social and professional reintegration.
Ours is one of the most advanced technologies. This technology allows the design of an anatomo-mimetic prosthesis in biocompatible silicone by reproducing the missing limb starting from the inverted impressions of the healthy contralateral limb.
The innovation made lies, in large part, in the manufacture of a customized monolithic mold, the result of a long and complex work obtained from twenty years of experience in this sector. This mold will give rise to a transparent silicone glove which, in turn, will be colored taking the patient as a model and, therefore, thanks to its particular brushing technique, deposit the color pigments for to reproduce the color of the skin.
The sooner the prosthesis takes place, the better the child’s acceptance of the prosthesis will be.
The prosthesis will therefore be integrated progressively to allow the child to get used to and appropriate it, alternating the moments of the day when the child will wear the prosthesis or not according to the various situations to allow him to develop his functionality with and without the prosthesis.
The nails are made of resin and meticulously reproduce those of the patient, both in color and in size.
The contact socket becomes an integral part of the prosthesis to form a single body and adhere perfectly to the stump.
The filling of the distal part can be more or less soft and flexible to ensure, in addition to comfort, the most natural walking possible, in case of foot prosthesis.