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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.
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

Researchers demonstrate key to success of nerve transfer technique in bionic reconstruction

Researchers demonstrate key to success of nerve transfer technique in bionic reconstruction

Study suggests single-person gowning step to help optimize sterile technique in the OR

Study suggests single-person gowning step to help optimize sterile technique in the OR

Insured but still in debt: 5 jobs pulling in $100k a year no match for medical bills

Insured but still in debt: 5 jobs pulling in $100k a year no match for medical bills

UC San Diego Health offers new DRG stimulation device for phantom limb pain

UC San Diego Health offers new DRG stimulation device for phantom limb pain

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