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Identifier: plasticsurgeryit00davi
Title: Plastic surgery; its principles and practice
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Authors: Davis, John Staige, 1866-1933
Subjects: Surgery, Plastic
Publisher: Philadelphia, P. Blakiston’s son & co
Contributing Library: Columbia University Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Open Knowledge Commons

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t McKenzie.) necessary. Of late he has furnished an apparatus for making waxmodels, and, if necessary, a new nose can be made each day and easilyappHed. The artificial eye is of interest to the plastic surgeon, inasmuchas he is called upon at times (when the orbit is obliterated by scartissue), to construct a cavity to contain the eye. On one or two occa-sions I have found it very difficult to make this cavity permanent. Artificial ears are best made of a soft rubber composition whichis flexible. The ear can be molded and colored to match exactly theintact organ. It is held in place with an adhesive paste, or with a skinloop, or with springs or wires. 42 PLASTIC SURGERY As the reconstruction of a completely destroyed ear is extremelydifficult from the standpoint of appearance, the permanent use of sucha prosthesis is advisable. Pont also furnishes a carefully preparedmold and plastic paste to patients requiring artificial ears, so that theycan change the prosthesis whenever necessary.

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Fig. 6o.—The mask itself has been colored to match the surrounding tissues. Mustacheand whiskers are in place. This prosthesis is held on by means of spectacles. {TailMcKenzie.) In those cases in which operative procedures are inadvisable for therepair of defects in the hard palate, obturators have been made to fillthe defect. To these in some instances artificial vela have been at-tached, to take the place of the defective soft palate. More or less success, as far as improvement of speech isconcerned, has been reported following theuse of these obturators. Internal Prosthesis.—In plastic surgeryit is better to avoid the use of any inorganicmaterial for a buried supporting framework.When inorganic material is used for internalprosthesis immediately under the skin, anyinjury may cause necrosis of the skin, andthe formation of a sinus which will persistuntil the prosthesis is removed. When in-serting prosthetic apparatus the incisionsshould be made so that the suture line isnot imme

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