Cosmetic tracheostomy locket: an attempt to improve the aesthetic component of tracheostomy tubes.
Department of Otolaryngology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK.The Journal of Laryngology & Otology (Impact Factor: 0.67). 11/2000; 114(10):777-8. DOI: 10.1258/0022215001903898
This paper demonstrates the need for a cosmetic device as a necessary adjunct to long-term tracheostomy care. Such devices are not available, at present, from tracheostomy tube manufacturers. The cosmetic tracheostomy cover plate is based on a silver Negus tracheostomy tube, to which the silver chain and cover plate (locket) are attached. The result, for the patient who tried it, was excellent.
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