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Prosthetic (Prosthesis) devices, such as an artificial leg, that replace a part of the body. Prostheses are typically used to replace parts lost by injury (traumatic) or missing from birth (congenital) or to supplement defective body parts. Inside the body, artificial heart valves are in common use with artificial hearts and lungs seeing less common use but under active technology development. Other medical devices and aids that can be considered prosthetics include artificial eyes, palatal obturator, gastric bands, and dentures.
New antibiotic-releasing polymer may simplify treatment of prosthetic joint infection

New antibiotic-releasing polymer may simplify treatment of prosthetic joint infection

Mechanical heart valves lead to fewer infections than biological prosthesis

Mechanical heart valves lead to fewer infections than biological prosthesis

Mayo Clinic researchers describe medical costs of falls in adults with transfemoral amputation

Mayo Clinic researchers describe medical costs of falls in adults with transfemoral amputation

3D-printed models could soon assist cardiologists in life-saving heart valve replacements

3D-printed models could soon assist cardiologists in life-saving heart valve replacements

New study evaluates two additive manufacturing methods for producing fine or coarse textured implants

New study evaluates two additive manufacturing methods for producing fine or coarse textured implants

3D printing in medicine

3D printing in medicine

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Existing drugs could help subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma, suggest scientists

Existing drugs could help subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma, suggest scientists

Honda gives $1 million gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to enhance pediatric mobility

Honda gives $1 million gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to enhance pediatric mobility

Study examines how noise of mechanical heart valve affects patients' sleep

Study examines how noise of mechanical heart valve affects patients' sleep

Children born with small or missing eyes benefit from personalized treatment using 3D-printed implants

Children born with small or missing eyes benefit from personalized treatment using 3D-printed implants

Research lays groundwork to develop realistic ‘biomimetic neuroprosthetics’

Research lays groundwork to develop realistic ‘biomimetic neuroprosthetics’

Golden Jubilee Foundation unveils state of the art Motion Analysis Laboratory

Golden Jubilee Foundation unveils state of the art Motion Analysis Laboratory

Intricate prosthetic eyes give recipients a new outlook on life

Intricate prosthetic eyes give recipients a new outlook on life

Visually impaired musician receives gift of sight through Augmented Reality developed by NuEyes

Visually impaired musician receives gift of sight through Augmented Reality developed by NuEyes

Neuro-prosthesis helps man with complete paralysis to regain hand and arm movements, study shows

Neuro-prosthesis helps man with complete paralysis to regain hand and arm movements, study shows

New study shows link between OSA and complications with previously implanted oral prosthetics

New study shows link between OSA and complications with previously implanted oral prosthetics

Brain cells work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, research finds

Brain cells work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, research finds

Scientists aim to create better contact lenses that maximize comfort, alleviate dry eye symptoms

Scientists aim to create better contact lenses that maximize comfort, alleviate dry eye symptoms

Brain computer interface holds potential to improve daily lives of people with prosthetic limbs

Brain computer interface holds potential to improve daily lives of people with prosthetic limbs