Engineering Prosthetic Elastomers to Mimic Facial Skin Properties
Mark W. Beatty
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April 2018 -
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Many military combat injuries involve the head and neck. Often these injuries result in losses of noses, eyes, ears or jaws. These missing facial structures are no longer able to function, and they produce deformities in facial appearance. When lost facial structures cannot be corrected surgically, they are replaced by artificial prostheses. Head and face prostheses should reproduce lost structures to the finest detail, be color matched to the patient’s skin and feel like skin. Although currentl...