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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.
Novel nanozyme protects bones against damage from radiation

Novel nanozyme protects bones against damage from radiation

Adopting the right attentional focus during rehab can help people living with artificial limbs

Adopting the right attentional focus during rehab can help people living with artificial limbs

How the world’s first fully powered prosthetic leg could revolutionize powered prosthetics

How the world’s first fully powered prosthetic leg could revolutionize powered prosthetics

Cornea implant made of collagen from pig’s skin restores vision

Cornea implant made of collagen from pig’s skin restores vision

Researchers develop revolutionary hand prosthesis powered and controlled by the user's breath

Researchers develop revolutionary hand prosthesis powered and controlled by the user's breath

Use of a liquid adhesive in driveline dressings can improve quality of life for heart patients with LVADs

Use of a liquid adhesive in driveline dressings can improve quality of life for heart patients with LVADs

Using microparticles to create 'self-boosting' vaccines

Using microparticles to create 'self-boosting' vaccines

People with severe brachial plexus injuries report less pain, more satisfaction after amputation

People with severe brachial plexus injuries report less pain, more satisfaction after amputation

Microfluidics-enabled soft robotic prosthetics show promise to reduce skin ulcerations, pain in amputees

Microfluidics-enabled soft robotic prosthetics show promise to reduce skin ulcerations, pain in amputees

Partially paralyzed man maneuvers a pair of robotic prostheses to feed himself

Partially paralyzed man maneuvers a pair of robotic prostheses to feed himself

Nanoparticles may be the next-generation solution for teeth whitening

Nanoparticles may be the next-generation solution for teeth whitening

Researchers create a new type of nanostructured muscle-like fibers

Researchers create a new type of nanostructured muscle-like fibers

Nearly one billion children and adults with disabilities lack access to assistive technology

Nearly one billion children and adults with disabilities lack access to assistive technology

Soft robotic sleeve for lymphedema treatment reduces cost, weight, and power consumption

Soft robotic sleeve for lymphedema treatment reduces cost, weight, and power consumption

CR Forum to honor Cleveland Clinic researcher with a 2022 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Award

CR Forum to honor Cleveland Clinic researcher with a 2022 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Award

Researchers find considerable differences in performance between different artificial heart valves

Researchers find considerable differences in performance between different artificial heart valves

The 'Ross procedure' may be a more favorable option for aortic valve replacement in younger adults

The 'Ross procedure' may be a more favorable option for aortic valve replacement in younger adults

NYU Langone Health awarded $8 million NIH grant to develop implantable device to study epileptic seizures

NYU Langone Health awarded $8 million NIH grant to develop implantable device to study epileptic seizures

Cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry led to no increase in infective endocarditis

Cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry led to no increase in infective endocarditis

Novel wearable soft robotic armband could be a game changer for users of prosthetic hands

Novel wearable soft robotic armband could be a game changer for users of prosthetic hands