Anaplastology Awareness Month 2020 Head & Neck Cancer, as well as skin cancer, are common etiologies for facial prosthetic treatment. A facial prosthesis is alternative means to restoring the affected anatomy when reconstructive survey is not possible or preferred by the patient.
This video offers a glimpse of the anaplastology services available to patients who have suffered the loss of anatomy due to cancer. Video by Beyond Five, Australia-based nonprofit organization dedi
Anaplastology Awareness Month 2020 A patient's condition indicating the need for anaplastology services can originate from: accidentent-related or traumatic injuries; congenital conditions; or disease, such as cancer. Loss of anatomy may be caused by traumatic injuries or workplace accidents. Partial hand and foot prostheses restore the anatomy and can improve grip and balance. Congenital syndromes that may cause craniofacial differences include, but are not limited to:
Anaplastology Awareness Month 2020 In anaplastology, intrinsic coloration is the addition of pigment directly into the silicone that is used to pack the mold. When the mold is opened, the cured (set) silicone prosthesis already exhibits natural color variation and vibrancy. The suspension of pigment within the cured silicone can improve color stability over time. Intrinsic coloration allows the anaplastologist to mimic translucency that we see in our natural skin by controlli
Anaplastology Awareness Month 2020 Nearly nineteen years ago Tanya’s life changed forever. The survivor of prolonged domestic abuse, Tanya was shot at point blank range by her abuser. She survived. She freed herself from the abuse and has been advocating for those suffering from domestic violence since. Fourteen years after her injury, and many reconstructive surgeries later, Tanya was connected with Janet Chao, an ocularist and anaplastologist now working in Las Vegas, NV. T
A brief history of Walter's contribution to establishing the field of anaplastology as a clinical speciality within the modern healthcare system A true testament of the American dream and the metrics of success was the founder of Anaplastology himself, and to whom we accredit our foundation, Walter Spohn. Born in Reutlingen, Germany, Spohn immigrated to the US in 1928. Prior to being drafted in 1941, Walter was a baker. He wanted to go to dental school but was then chosen for
How is a prosthesis made? In general, facial and somatic (body) prostheses are created by reproducing a three-dimensional model of the absent anatomy by one or a combination of methods, such as traditional sculpting, virtual sculpting, computer-aided design, and generating a 3D-printed prototype. Careful observation is used to reproduce accurate anatomical form and surface textures. The anaplastologist also employs color matching techniques to mimic those found in the patient