Premaxilla Retractor is a device to help babies born with cleft lips where the premaxilla protrusions result in wide clefts. With this clinical innovation by a team of experts from various disciplines, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Paediatric Dentistry, the Premaxilla Retractor helps in situations where the premaxilla protrusions pose difficulties in repairing the deformity. The risk of post-surgery tear and other related issues during and after the surgery can also be avoided.
Pos Malaysia issued a set of postage stamps featuring excellence of Malaysia in the field of Medical.
30sen – Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency
50sen – Premaxilla Retractor
RM1 – Arm Transplant
Sheets: 30sen x 20, 50sen x 20, RM1 x 20
In the year 2000, Malaysia created history in the Hand and Microsurgery when the first arm transplant surgery was performed successfully onto a deformed limb of a four-week-old girl, as recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records. She was also the first and youngest person in the world to undergo a transplant for a whole limb. Led by the hospital’s consultant and head of the Hand and Microsurgery Department form the Selayang Hospital, the ream of 55 medical staff successfully transplanted the arm over a 15 hour surgery.
Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency
Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency (LSCD) is a severe corneal abnormality of the human eye where the limbal stem cells are damaged due to severe ocular diseases, chemical of thermal burns. Limbal stem cells with their inherent ability for self renewal and differentiation are important for the maintenance of corneal epithelial cell mass under both normal conditions and following injury. Damage to the limbal stem cells therefore has a severe consequence on corneal wound healing and ocular surface integrity. Transplantation of cultivated limbal epitelium is the most recent treatment for LSCD and researchers from the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) have successfully developed the bioengineered ocular surface tissue for this purpose.