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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.
Hospital charges increasing more rapidly for hip fracture patients than surgeon reimbursements

Hospital charges increasing more rapidly for hip fracture patients than surgeon reimbursements

Computer vision and deep-learning AI combined in self-walking robotic exoskeletons

Computer vision and deep-learning AI combined in self-walking robotic exoskeletons

New type of surgery can help amputees better control their residual muscles

New type of surgery can help amputees better control their residual muscles

Newly designed Biomesh minimizes postsurgical complications of hernia repair

Newly designed Biomesh minimizes postsurgical complications of hernia repair

European researchers build Virtual Physiological Human to improve cardiovascular care

European researchers build Virtual Physiological Human to improve cardiovascular care

Neurofeedback helps leg amputees to perceive the prostheses as lighter

Neurofeedback helps leg amputees to perceive the prostheses as lighter

New results challenge prevailing dogma regarding brain plasticity following limb loss

New results challenge prevailing dogma regarding brain plasticity following limb loss

FDA approves first implant system for adults who have above-the-knee amputations

FDA approves first implant system for adults who have above-the-knee amputations

Antifungal drug improves key biomarkers in the noses of patients with cystic fibrosis

Antifungal drug improves key biomarkers in the noses of patients with cystic fibrosis

Sensory stimulation improves perception of phantom limbs, leads to better muscle movement

Sensory stimulation improves perception of phantom limbs, leads to better muscle movement

Patients' own stem cells can be used to grow new bones, study shows

Patients' own stem cells can be used to grow new bones, study shows

Researchers develop low-cost, customizable, self-locking upper limb prosthesis

Researchers develop low-cost, customizable, self-locking upper limb prosthesis

Scientists engineer tissue grafts for personalized joint replacement

Scientists engineer tissue grafts for personalized joint replacement

Researchers examine different brands of impression materials for border molding in denture fabrication

Researchers examine different brands of impression materials for border molding in denture fabrication

Study reports a drop in Medicare reimbursement rates for orthopedic trauma surgery

Study reports a drop in Medicare reimbursement rates for orthopedic trauma surgery

First 'plug and play' brain prosthesis demonstrated in a person with paralysis

First 'plug and play' brain prosthesis demonstrated in a person with paralysis

Prosthetic breast reconstruction outcomes do not deteriorate over time, shows study

Prosthetic breast reconstruction outcomes do not deteriorate over time, shows study

NIST study advances exoskeleton research

NIST study advances exoskeleton research

Study shows lasting benefits of bone-anchored leg prostheses

Study shows lasting benefits of bone-anchored leg prostheses

New approach reduces power requirements of neural interfaces while improving accuracy

New approach reduces power requirements of neural interfaces while improving accuracy