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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.
Live surgical webcast of a minimally invasive mitral valve repair procedure

Live surgical webcast of a minimally invasive mitral valve repair procedure

Bush will seek a record $70.8 billion in 2006 for Veterans Affairs

Bush will seek a record $70.8 billion in 2006 for Veterans Affairs

Groundbreaking study will assist stroke and head injury victims rehabilitate their sight

Groundbreaking study will assist stroke and head injury victims rehabilitate their sight

New surgical procedure enables men born with a very small penis to acquire an average-sized one

New surgical procedure enables men born with a very small penis to acquire an average-sized one

New insight into anticoagulation therapies

New insight into anticoagulation therapies

New devices for people who suffer dry mouth or lack of saliva

New devices for people who suffer dry mouth or lack of saliva

Retina implant device offers new hope for blind people

Retina implant device offers new hope for blind people

Amputations due to diabetes can be prevented

Amputations due to diabetes can be prevented

Biomedical engineers and physicians have brought the day when artificial limbs will be controlled directly by the brain considerably closer

Biomedical engineers and physicians have brought the day when artificial limbs will be controlled directly by the brain considerably closer

Research speeds development of brain-controlled devices that may allow amputees and paraplegics to use their limbs

Research speeds development of brain-controlled devices that may allow amputees and paraplegics to use their limbs

Collaborative research will help bring hope to Americans who are losing their sight to degenerative retinal diseases

Collaborative research will help bring hope to Americans who are losing their sight to degenerative retinal diseases

Titanium rib becomes 1st new FDA-approved spine deformity treatment in 40 years

Titanium rib becomes 1st new FDA-approved spine deformity treatment in 40 years

Stem cell science and orthopedic surgery may reduce failure rate in hip replacements

Stem cell science and orthopedic surgery may reduce failure rate in hip replacements

Limb-sparing technique called rotationplasty helps very young children with bone cancer

Limb-sparing technique called rotationplasty helps very young children with bone cancer

Safer and improved technologies for detecting and treating scoliosis

Safer and improved technologies for detecting and treating scoliosis

New ministerial advisory committee for prostheses

New ministerial advisory committee for prostheses

Prosthetic devices operated by brain activity

Prosthetic devices operated by brain activity

Implantable chip could serve as a prosthetic retina for people who suffer from age-related blindness

Implantable chip could serve as a prosthetic retina for people who suffer from age-related blindness

Patients play computer games using only the signals from their brains

Patients play computer games using only the signals from their brains

Funding for new biomaterials for spinal disc repair and regeneration

Funding for new biomaterials for spinal disc repair and regeneration