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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 contest shows how assistance technologies could provide support in day-to-day life

New contest shows how assistance technologies could provide support in day-to-day life

Small biodegradable implant for releasing local anesthetic inside the body

Small biodegradable implant for releasing local anesthetic inside the body

Thin photoelectric film can stimulate degenerated retinal tissues

Thin photoelectric film can stimulate degenerated retinal tissues

Motorized prosthetic arm can sense touch and move with your thoughts

Motorized prosthetic arm can sense touch and move with your thoughts

New electronic skin system may give robots, prosthetics exceptional sense of touch

New electronic skin system may give robots, prosthetics exceptional sense of touch

Study finds alarmingly high rate of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis patients

Study finds alarmingly high rate of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis patients

Scientists develop new 3D-printed prosthetic hand that can learn wearers’ basic motions

Scientists develop new 3D-printed prosthetic hand that can learn wearers’ basic motions

New personalized prosthetic liners could help more amputees walk again

New personalized prosthetic liners could help more amputees walk again

One-fifth of U.S. surgeons still 'overusing' riskier method to create kidney dialysis access, study finds

One-fifth of U.S. surgeons still 'overusing' riskier method to create kidney dialysis access, study finds

Sophisticated prosthesis can be directly controlled by thoughts

Sophisticated prosthesis can be directly controlled by thoughts

Study: 81% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists to prevent infections are unnecessary

Study: 81% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists to prevent infections are unnecessary

Stanford University mechanical engineers develop a more stable prosthetic leg

Stanford University mechanical engineers develop a more stable prosthetic leg

Brigham team presents five-year follow-up results for face transplant patients

Brigham team presents five-year follow-up results for face transplant patients

Experts to present tumor DNA, breast and jaw reconstruction studies at PSRC annual meeting

Experts to present tumor DNA, breast and jaw reconstruction studies at PSRC annual meeting

Researchers identify risk factors for severe infection after knee replacement

Researchers identify risk factors for severe infection after knee replacement

UNYQ unveils 3D-printed prosthetic leg socket

UNYQ unveils 3D-printed prosthetic leg socket

Researchers receive $9.7-million grant to develop new hearing-loss treatments for deaf

Researchers receive $9.7-million grant to develop new hearing-loss treatments for deaf

New project focuses on creating more responsive, intuitive prosthetics

New project focuses on creating more responsive, intuitive prosthetics

Partial oral antibiotic therapy shows efficacy and safety in patients with infectious endocarditis

Partial oral antibiotic therapy shows efficacy and safety in patients with infectious endocarditis

Age is the strong predictor of regaining independence after surgery for hip fracture

Age is the strong predictor of regaining independence after surgery for hip fracture