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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 110-114

Comprehensive prosthetic rehabilitation of a case of the orofacial digital syndrome

Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Army Dental Centre, Research and Referral, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Rajat Lanzara
Army Dental Centre, Research and Referral, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi - 110 010
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jips.jips_326_19

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Maxillofacial defects can result from trauma, treatment of neoplasm, or congenital malformations. Many a time due to the size, location of the defect, or because of the patient's medical condition, surgical reconstruction may not be possible. In these cases, rehabilitation is indicated with the help of a maxillofacial prosthesis. Orofacial digital syndrome (OFDS) is a congenital anomaly that affects the development of the mouth, face, and digits. Such abnormalities or defects compromise form, function, esthetics, and social acceptance and deeply affect the psychological status of an individual. This report describes the comprehensive prosthetic rehabilitation of a case of OFDS with bilateral cleft lip and palate as well as syndactyly and brachydactyly of the foot. The individual was rehabilitated with a definitive obturator and a custom-made foot prosthesis using room-temperature-vulcanizing silicone. The prosthetic rehabilitation significantly improved esthetics, phonetics, and function as well as social and psychological status of the patient.

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