State of the Art (Blog)
Advancements in prosthetic attachment systems
Many of our patients wear an auricular (ear), orbital (eye and eyelids), or nasal prosthesis that attaches to craniofacial bone anchored implants. In most cases, two or more magnets in the prosthesis attach to small caps just above the surface of the skin that connect through the skin to the implants anchored in bone:
In 2011, a new series of stronger magnets for prosthetic attachment was released. The new S-range magnets are 80 percent stronger than the previous series of magnets, providing a more secure-feeling attachment for patients. Click the image of the prosthesis magnets below to learn more about the S-range magnets and to view technical information for each type of magnet.
In 2012, Cochlear released its improved Vistafix 3 implant attachment system designed specifically for retention of facial prosthetics.