Volume : 2, Issue : 7, JUL 2016

REHABILITATION OF BOMB BLAST AFFECTED PATIENT WITH LIMITED MOUTH OPENING USING SECTIONAL OBTURATOR – A CASE REPORT

Mariya Khalid, Mohammad Ali Chughtai

Abstract

Bomb blasts can cause severe injuries in the survivors. Because of unique pattern of injury, rehabilitation of such patients is always a difficult task. This article describes rehabilitation of a bomb blast affected patient who had a hemimaxillectomy resulting in limited mouth opening. Restricted mouth opening can create significant problems during fabrication of obturator prosthesis as well as with insertion and removal of the prosthesis. This article describes step by step approach to counteract these difficulties and make a successful definitive sectional obturator for such patients.

Keywords

Limited mouth opening, maxillectomy, magnet retained sectional obturator and two piece obturator.

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