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.
Conventional implantable medical devices designed for brain stimulation are often too rigid and bulky for what is one of the body's softest and most delicate tissues.
An unexpected discovery about temperature feedback has led to new bionic technology that allows amputees to sense the temperature of objects – both hot and cold – directly in the phantom hand.
For breast cancer patients undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy, avoiding postoperative oral antibiotics does not reduce the risk of infections, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Digitalization, one of the megatrends of the future, has arrived in the world of dentistry. Modern technologies underpin precision applications while also making treatments less invasive for patients.
No two hearts beat alike. The size and shape of the the heart can vary from one person to the next. These differences can be particularly pronounced for people living with heart disease, as their hearts and major vessels work harder to overcome any compromised function.
Integrative actuators and sensors within a single active device offer compelling capabilities for developing robotics, prosthetic limbs, and minimally invasive surgical tools.
Researchers at the University of Bristol funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) have developed 'stem cell plasters' to revolutionize the way surgeons treat children living with congenital heart disease, so they don't need as many open-heart operations.
University of Central Florida researchers have created unique technology for treating osteoporosis that uses nanobubbles to deliver treatment to targeted areas of a person's body.
NYU Langone Health has completed its first set of surgeries using the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved implantable prosthetic for people with limb loss available in the greater New York City area.
A University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering researcher is leading a team to develop a biodegradable, elastic patch as a new treatment for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).
University of Central Florida material sciences engineers Melanie Coathup and Sudipta Seal have designed a cerium oxide nanoparticle -; an artificial enzyme -; that protects bones against damage from radiation.
There are more than two million people living with an amputation in the United States, with about 400 being added daily. For many of them, prostheses or artificial limbs are a part of their lives, and they need to relearn how their bodies move with their new limbs all over again.
In this interview, News Medical speaks to Marcus D’Ambrosio, COO of Adaract, and Joseph Hill, CEO of Adaract, about how the world’s first fully powered prosthetic leg could revolutionize the world of powered prosthetics.
In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Professors Neil Lagali and Mehrdad Rafat about their latest research, which detailed a bioengineered corneal tissue for minimally invasive vision restoration in advanced keratoconus in two clinical cohorts.
The new air-powered hand provides a lightweight, low-maintenance and easy-to-use body-powered prosthetic option particularly well suited for children and those in low and middle-income countries.
A study at Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital showed that use of a special liquid adhesive to increase the durability of driveline (DL) dressings can reduce the risk of infection and improve quality of life for heart failure patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs).
Most vaccines, from measles to Covid-19, require a series of multiple shots before the recipient is considered fully vaccinated.
Reconstruction surgery may not work for some people with severe brachial plexus injuries, so they choose to undergo amputation.
Every 30 seconds, a leg is amputated somewhere in the world due to diabetes. These patients often suffer from neuropathy, a loss of sensation in the lower extremities, and are therefore unable to detect damage resulting from an ill-fitting prosthesis, which leads to the amputation of a limb.
Two robotic arms – a fork in one hand, a knife in the other – flank a seated man, who sits in front of a table, with a piece of cake on a plate.