Prosthetics and reconstruction

King’s Cranio-Maxillofacial Prosthetics Unit provides specialist treatment for patients with facial disfigurements, including prosthetics reconstruction using implants, splints and prostheses.

Our Clinical Maxillofacial Prosthetists (MPTs) work with multidisciplinary teams across King's.

Our key services are:

  • facial prosthetic reconstruction after craniofacial surgery because of trauma, stroke, congenital birth defects or syndromes, head and neck cancer
  • pre-operative 3D planning for surgical skull and face reconstruction
  • pre-operative planning and splints for facial deformities surgery (orthognathic)
  • breast and body prosthetic reconstruction
  • splint therapy for disorders of the temporomandibular joint (the hinge joint where the lower jaw joins the skull)
  • medical devices for sleep apnoea (interrupted breathing)
  • scar management

Other services include:

  • facial prostheses for features, such as the ear and nose, and the orbital area that holds the eyes, using retained implants or medical adhesives
  • artificial eyes, including scleral shells that fit over the existing eye
  • splint therapy medical devices for keloid scars
  • nipple prostheses
  • finger prostheses
  • scar camouflage

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