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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.
UEA researchers make surprising discovery about how the brain controls our hands

UEA researchers make surprising discovery about how the brain controls our hands

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

Researchers study how antibacterial properties in animals, plants can be used in medical implants

Researchers study how antibacterial properties in animals, plants can be used in medical implants

Neural control of robotic prosthetic ankles can restore wide range of abilities for amputees

Neural control of robotic prosthetic ankles can restore wide range of abilities for amputees

Advanced computer model could lead to improvements in 'bionic eye' technology

Advanced computer model could lead to improvements in 'bionic eye' technology

Scientists develop series of heart valve replacements to implant host cells into lambs

Scientists develop series of heart valve replacements to implant host cells into lambs

Researchers test cutting-edge 3D scanners to help improve prosthetic limb design

Researchers test cutting-edge 3D scanners to help improve prosthetic limb design

Hospital charges increasing more rapidly for hip fracture patients than surgeon reimbursements

Hospital charges increasing more rapidly for hip fracture patients than surgeon reimbursements

Computer vision and deep-learning AI combined in self-walking robotic exoskeletons

Computer vision and deep-learning AI combined in self-walking robotic exoskeletons

New type of surgery can help amputees better control their residual muscles

New type of surgery can help amputees better control their residual muscles

Newly designed Biomesh minimizes postsurgical complications of hernia repair

Newly designed Biomesh minimizes postsurgical complications of hernia repair

European researchers build Virtual Physiological Human to improve cardiovascular care

European researchers build Virtual Physiological Human to improve cardiovascular care

Neurofeedback helps leg amputees to perceive the prostheses as lighter

Neurofeedback helps leg amputees to perceive the prostheses as lighter

New results challenge prevailing dogma regarding brain plasticity following limb loss

New results challenge prevailing dogma regarding brain plasticity following limb loss

FDA approves first implant system for adults who have above-the-knee amputations

FDA approves first implant system for adults who have above-the-knee amputations

Antifungal drug improves key biomarkers in the noses of patients with cystic fibrosis

Antifungal drug improves key biomarkers in the noses of patients with cystic fibrosis

Sensory stimulation improves perception of phantom limbs, leads to better muscle movement

Sensory stimulation improves perception of phantom limbs, leads to better muscle movement

Patients' own stem cells can be used to grow new bones, study shows

Patients' own stem cells can be used to grow new bones, study shows

Researchers develop low-cost, customizable, self-locking upper limb prosthesis

Researchers develop low-cost, customizable, self-locking upper limb prosthesis

Scientists engineer tissue grafts for personalized joint replacement

Scientists engineer tissue grafts for personalized joint replacement