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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.
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

Next-generation bionic hand enables amputees to regain close-to-natural sense of touch

Next-generation bionic hand enables amputees to regain close-to-natural sense of touch

6 out of 10 hip replacements last 25 years or longer, according to a new study

6 out of 10 hip replacements last 25 years or longer, according to a new study

Neuroscientists show how the brain responds to texture

Neuroscientists show how the brain responds to texture

Brain stores detailed information of missing hand decades after amputation, finds study

Brain stores detailed information of missing hand decades after amputation, finds study

Swedish patient becomes first recipient of novel implant to control dexterous hand prosthesis

Swedish patient becomes first recipient of novel implant to control dexterous hand prosthesis

Researchers develop artificial skin that may give superhuman perception

Researchers develop artificial skin that may give superhuman perception

Rutgers researchers discover cause of bone loss in people with joint replacements

Rutgers researchers discover cause of bone loss in people with joint replacements

Researchers develop intelligent system for ‘tuning’ powered prosthetic knees

Researchers develop intelligent system for ‘tuning’ powered prosthetic knees