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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.
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

New prosthetic arms stimulate nerves with mild electrical feedback

New prosthetic arms stimulate nerves with mild electrical feedback

Researcher presents case study of asymptomatic patient with severe mitral regurgitation

Researcher presents case study of asymptomatic patient with severe mitral regurgitation

Medical device coated with new bacteria resistant materials approved for use by hospitals

Medical device coated with new bacteria resistant materials approved for use by hospitals

Researchers develop thin, flexible polymers to record activity more deeply in the brain

Researchers develop thin, flexible polymers to record activity more deeply in the brain

Scientists demonstrate successful implementation of prosthetic memory system

Scientists demonstrate successful implementation of prosthetic memory system

New study reveals why some visual cues remain subliminal

New study reveals why some visual cues remain subliminal

Students build 3D-printed, low-cost robotic prosthetic hand for amputees

Students build 3D-printed, low-cost robotic prosthetic hand for amputees

Researchers find new method to restore movement sensation in patients with prosthetic arms

Researchers find new method to restore movement sensation in patients with prosthetic arms

FDA expands approval of smaller size replacement heart valve for treating newborn pediatric patients

FDA expands approval of smaller size replacement heart valve for treating newborn pediatric patients

Amputees participate in UT Southwestern’s neural interfacing study

Amputees participate in UT Southwestern’s neural interfacing study

Prosthetic users less affected by ‘size-weight illusion’, research shows

Prosthetic users less affected by ‘size-weight illusion’, research shows

Pitt researchers win NIH BRAIN award to enhance sensory feedback of prosthetic devices

Pitt researchers win NIH BRAIN award to enhance sensory feedback of prosthetic devices

Researchers use cryptographic techniques to decode activity of motor neurons

Researchers use cryptographic techniques to decode activity of motor neurons

Study shows how electrical stimulation in the brain instructs appropriate response

Study shows how electrical stimulation in the brain instructs appropriate response

New discovery about brain activity could improve control over prosthetic limbs

New discovery about brain activity could improve control over prosthetic limbs

Novel discovery connects innate immunity deficiencies to rampant caries in some children

Novel discovery connects innate immunity deficiencies to rampant caries in some children

NUS engineers develop new flexible, ultra-thin microfiber sensor for real-time monitoring of vital signs

NUS engineers develop new flexible, ultra-thin microfiber sensor for real-time monitoring of vital signs

Researchers use ultrasound technology to help amputees get greater control of prosthetics

Researchers use ultrasound technology to help amputees get greater control of prosthetics