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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.
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

Study assesses effectiveness of chlorhexidine in preventing bacteremia after tooth extraction

Study assesses effectiveness of chlorhexidine in preventing bacteremia after tooth extraction

Keele researchers to present research on life-like prosthetic hand at national exhibition

Keele researchers to present research on life-like prosthetic hand at national exhibition

Study reports greater psychosocial well-being in amputees using sensory-enabled prostheses

Study reports greater psychosocial well-being in amputees using sensory-enabled prostheses

MIT engineers develop simple, passive prosthetic foot that mimics natural walking

MIT engineers develop simple, passive prosthetic foot that mimics natural walking

Researchers create electronic skin that brings back real sense of touch to prosthetic limbs

Researchers create electronic skin that brings back real sense of touch to prosthetic limbs

Medicare takes aim at boomerang hospitalizations of nursing home patients

Medicare takes aim at boomerang hospitalizations of nursing home patients

Study reveals how the brain coordinates complex articulatory movements during natural speech

Study reveals how the brain coordinates complex articulatory movements during natural speech

FDA approves first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the U.S.

FDA approves first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the U.S.

Novel surgical approach to limb amputation improves sensation, control of prosthesis

Novel surgical approach to limb amputation improves sensation, control of prosthesis

New technology could make prosthetic use more intuitive and reliable

New technology could make prosthetic use more intuitive and reliable

Researchers develop new method that could increase longevity of artificial hips

Researchers develop new method that could increase longevity of artificial hips

Study shows effectiveness of novel risk tool to predict readmission rates after TAVR

Study shows effectiveness of novel risk tool to predict readmission rates after TAVR

Study examines efficacy of 3D printing, computer modeling to predict paravalvular leak in TAVR

Study examines efficacy of 3D printing, computer modeling to predict paravalvular leak in TAVR

Researchers identify independent predictors of both delayed and early discharge post TAVR

Researchers identify independent predictors of both delayed and early discharge post TAVR