Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
On-line version ISSN 1729-519X
FUERTES RUFIN, Liscary; DEL VALLE ZELENENKO, Oksana and JUSTO DIAZ, Milay. The immediate prosthesis rehabilitation in geriatric patients. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2007, vol.6, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1729-519X.
In an effort to help geriatric patients and having in consideration the surgical, biological, aesthetical, psychological and phonetic advantages that immediate prosthesis rehabilitation provides, we have increased this treatment and by that, we provide a better life style to the elderly. In this work, we present a case of a female of 76 years , socially active, to whom we implemented the immediate prosthesis at The Prosthesis Clinic of the “19 de Abril” Policlinic . She was clinically followed after 24 hours to evaluate scarring, pain, swelling and patient's satisfaction with the treatment. It was concluded that immediate prosthesis acted as a bandage, protecting the clot, favoring epitelization and avoiding the appearance of secondary infections with less pain, limiting swelling. The patient had a minimum of damage to her self esteem, manifesting her agreement with the results of our work.
Keywords : Immediate Prosthesis; Epitelization; Scarring.