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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.
First of its kind ‘living medicine’ designed to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria on medical implants

First of its kind ‘living medicine’ designed to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria on medical implants

Duke neurobiologists show how the rigors of natural selection and evolution have shaped the retinas

Duke neurobiologists show how the rigors of natural selection and evolution have shaped the retinas

New breakthrough in the development of more natural and continuous BCI control systems

New breakthrough in the development of more natural and continuous BCI control systems

First-of-its-kind bionic arm restores natural behaviors in patients with upper limb amputations

First-of-its-kind bionic arm restores natural behaviors in patients with upper limb amputations

Cultured cartilage cells from the nasal septum could help relieve osteoarthritis in the knee

Cultured cartilage cells from the nasal septum could help relieve osteoarthritis in the knee

UT Southwestern orthopedic specialist performs first AR shoulder replacement surgery in Texas

UT Southwestern orthopedic specialist performs first AR shoulder replacement surgery in Texas

Magnetic beads could offer much more precise control of prosthetic limbs

Magnetic beads could offer much more precise control of prosthetic limbs

Soft, low-cost neuroprosthetic hand offers amputees real-time tactile control

Soft, low-cost neuroprosthetic hand offers amputees real-time tactile control

Using liquid metal sensors and AI to create a more natural prosthetic device

Using liquid metal sensors and AI to create a more natural prosthetic device

New optic nerve stimulation protocol develops personalized visual signals to help the blind

New optic nerve stimulation protocol develops personalized visual signals to help the blind

Bruisable artificial skin opens up opportunities for detecting damage in prosthetic devices

Bruisable artificial skin opens up opportunities for detecting damage in prosthetic devices

Researchers devise new way to design clot-prone grafts for dialysis

Researchers devise new way to design clot-prone grafts for dialysis

New 3D printing process helps build tailor-make artificial body parts, other medical devices

New 3D printing process helps build tailor-make artificial body parts, other medical devices

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