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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.
Proton pump inhibitors in combination with oral anticoagulants reduce GI bleeding risk

Proton pump inhibitors in combination with oral anticoagulants reduce GI bleeding risk

New research finds cost-effective implant options for hip replacement surgery

New research finds cost-effective implant options for hip replacement surgery

New procedure allows leg length to be precisely adjusted during hip replacement surgery

New procedure allows leg length to be precisely adjusted during hip replacement surgery

New artificial joint restores natural forearm rotation in amputees

New artificial joint restores natural forearm rotation in amputees

Amputees using powered prosthetics can avoid energetic costs by cranking up power settings

Amputees using powered prosthetics can avoid energetic costs by cranking up power settings

New prosthetic hand system restores 'feeling' to a person with upper limb amputation

New prosthetic hand system restores 'feeling' to a person with upper limb amputation

New study supports use of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients undergoing invasive dental treatment

New study supports use of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients undergoing invasive dental treatment

Nerve-on-a-chip platform could help improve neuroprosthetic designs

Nerve-on-a-chip platform could help improve neuroprosthetic designs

Researchers successfully implant biomimetic hybrid prosthesis imitating bone structure

Researchers successfully implant biomimetic hybrid prosthesis imitating bone structure

Brightree releases new BrightreeCARE app

Brightree releases new BrightreeCARE app

Taken for a ride: After ATV crash, doctor gets $56,603 bill for air ambulance trip

Taken for a ride: After ATV crash, doctor gets $56,603 bill for air ambulance trip

Most patients who underwent transcatheter valve replacement experience prosthesis-patient mismatch

Most patients who underwent transcatheter valve replacement experience prosthesis-patient mismatch

Researchers develop technology to study behavior of implants without animal testing

Researchers develop technology to study behavior of implants without animal testing

UTA researchers patent new smart seat cushion technology that helps prevent painful ulcers

UTA researchers patent new smart seat cushion technology that helps prevent painful ulcers

Peptilogics held pre-IND meeting with FDA to develop PLG0206 for treating prosthetic joint infections

Peptilogics held pre-IND meeting with FDA to develop PLG0206 for treating prosthetic joint infections

Avatar-based software uses people's gait to predict their energy expenditure

Avatar-based software uses people's gait to predict their energy expenditure

Scientists trick the brain to embody the prosthetic limb

Scientists trick the brain to embody the prosthetic limb

Hand washing practices need to step up after bugs resistant to hand sanitizers emerge

Hand washing practices need to step up after bugs resistant to hand sanitizers emerge

New techniques reveal how prosthesis users are doing damage to their intact limbs

New techniques reveal how prosthesis users are doing damage to their intact limbs

SUSU scientists develop Russian analog of voice prostheses using 3D printing

SUSU scientists develop Russian analog of voice prostheses using 3D printing