A titanium fixture that is placed into bone and used for the support of prosthetic devices or hearing aids.
CCA (Certified Clinical Anaplastologist)
The credential of CCA is conferred upon those individuals who have fulfilled requirements of the BCCA board and are granted a Certificate of Qualification for the Practice of Clinical Anaplastology. Individuals displaying the mark of CCA practice safe and effective patient care and are committed to continuing education.
A temporary clear sleeve, made off of the patient’s model in the same material as the final prosthesis, that is tried on the patient to aid in obtaining a proper fit.
An unusual condition present at birth.
Related to or involving both the cranium and/or the face.
An amputation through a joint: commonly the hip, shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, or wrist.
Surgical removal of the contents of the orbit (eye socket) including the eyeball, fat muscles and other adjacent structures of the eye. The eyelids may also be removed in cases of cutaneous (skin) cancers and unrelenting infection. An orbital prosthesis is typically recommended following this surgery.
An artificial substitute for missing or disfigured facial anatomy that restores form and function.
A congenital condition affecting one side of the face that may include malformations of the ear and smaller than normal jaw bones.
Also known as a moulage. A procedure in which a soft dental material is applied to the affected and surrounding areas of the patient’s face in order to record the soft tissue contours. A plaster-like material is then poured into the impression to create a working model.
An overgrowth of collagenous scar tissue at the site of a skin injury, particularly a wound, burn or surgical incision. The new tissue is elevated, rounded, and firm. Young women and African-Americans are particularly susceptible to keloid formation. Keloids tend to recur after excision.
To the side, away from the mid-line of the body.
A dental specialist who deals with replacement of teeth and other structures of the mouth and face using artificial means.
The end of a nerve left after amputation. The nerve will continue to grow in a circular pattern and can be troublesome, especially when trapped in scar tissue. A small mass or ball formed as nerve fibers continue to grow after being severed in the amputation.
A genetic condition characterized by the formation of multiple benign tumours of peripheral nerves, called neurofibromas , and pigmented spots on the skin, sometimes accompanied by bone deformity.
A prosthesis that includes part of the face not necessarily associated with a facial feature.
A device that is an artificial substitute for absent or deficient anatomy.
A surgical procedure or prosthetic device performed or created to correct abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors, or disease. Reconstructive surgery or prosthetic devices are generally performed or created to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance.