Dr.Parvathy Sreejith, presently work as consultant prosthodontist at the Department Of Dentistry, St.James Hospital, Chalakudy. She deals with the prosthetic portion of the hand injury cases in conjunction with the Hand And Microvascular Reconstructive Unit, Department Of Orthopaedics.
Dr Parvathy has cleared her postgraduate course [MDS] in Prosthodontics Including Crown And Bridge from Annoor Dental College, Muvattupuzha in the year 2016. Rehabilitation of maxillofacial prosthetic cases that come under the Department of Prosthodontics carries out the fabrication of prosthesis for rehabilitation of mutilated parts of the body. Dr Parvathy had underwent hands on training programme at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences on fabrication of maxillofacial prosthesis as a part of Head And Neck Supportive Oncology Meet, 2014. She has two international and one state level publications in her name. She has made scientific presentations at several National Conferences among which presentation about a new technique “ Socket Shield Technique” in implantology, under the supervision and guidance from the postgraduate department has got special appreciation at 17nth PG Convention- 2015, Nagpur. Dr Parvathy in conjunction with the IEEE Department, TKM college of engineering has also designed an innovative neuromonitoring device for detecting the inferior alveolar nerve for ensuring real time implantation surgeries in posterior mandible which she presented at the 22nd ISOI National Conference- 2015 , Mangalore.
A finger or hand prosthesis is an artificial substitute or replacement of the lost part of the body. Loss of a finger or hand can pose serious threat to the individual’s core identity. He/ she may steer clear of public places, intimate relationships, and chronically hide their residual limb or even avoid employment opportunities due to their condition. We here in the department design and create custom fingertip, finger, thumb, partial hand and hand prostheses for patients who have experienced loss of form and function. Wearing a prosthetic finger restores the lost shape and length of the finger, allowing for improved function, especially when using keyboards or office machines and closes the “holes” in a person’s grip, so that objects don’t fall out of the hand. Custom prostheses are colour matched and made to look as life-like as possible. These prostheses can usually be fit with suction, medical grade adhesives, fit with finger ring or osseointegrated implants and custom acrylic fingernails can be added.
We always have our Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Unit at the rescue of patients here in the hospital. However delay in approaching the surgeons, severely crushed fingers and technical difficulties makes prosthetic replacement an important treatment option for hand and finger amputees. Dr Parvathy along with the Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Unit strive to accomplish the venture of helping the patients get back to everyday activities and build up confidence about their appearance.
“COMPLETE REHABILITATION – SURGICALLY IF NOT PROSTHETICALLY IS OUR AXIOM”