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a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)

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Robinson used horseshoe magnets for the retention of an upper denture and obturator in a total maxillectomy case.
In this study feeding obturators were fabricated for three patients, the youngest patient was of 1 month.
The inner component is either a metallic, sharp, introducer stylet or an interchangeable plastic obturator (Figure 4).
We present a previously unreported case of acute obturator internus and Obturator externus strain in an adolescent.
GuttaCoreTM, from DENTSPLY, is the first obturator with a crosslinked gutta-percha core.
Medical company Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) reported on Wednesday the receipt of the 510(k) clearance for a line of Weck Reusable Obturators that complement the Weck Vista line of bladeless laparoscopic access ports.
The process of creaming honey takes place using a Pierre Guerin Homogeniser fitted with a smoother style head and a double die obturator, which smoothes and softens the honey, making a perfect honey cream.
Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced 510(k) clearance for a line of Weck([R]) Reusable Obturators that complement the Weck Vista([TM]) line of bladeless laparoscopic access ports.
Several therapeutic approaches have been published, including prosthetic obturators, nonvascularised grafts, local flaps, regional flaps and free tissue transfer.
Tenders are invited for Indigenous Development And Manufacturing Of Obturators Replacement Set
Use of Obturators: Depending on the discretion of the parents cases were fitted with obturators by an experienced orthodontist in the cleft palate +/- lip O.
Obturators replacing resected hard and soft palates may be classified and defined as follows: (1) a surgical obturator is an immediate prosthesis fabricated preoperatively and inserted at the time of surgery; (2) a treatment obturator is the interim appliance that the patient wears during the convalescent or healing period(temporary prosthesis and has to be revised periodically as the defect heals); (2) and (3) a definitive prosthesis after sufficient healing takes place(3-4 months post surgically, depending on the case).
All of the components are interchangeable, allowing an ideal mix of reusable and disposable cannulas and obturators, while accommodating individual surgeon's preferences for either bladed or non-bladed systems.
Treatment options for patients with velocardiofacial syndrome and velopalatal insufficiency range from speech therapy alone to palatal obturators and surgery.