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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.
Division of the penile suspensory ligament often leads to less than satisfactory results in augmentation phalloplasty

Division of the penile suspensory ligament often leads to less than satisfactory results in augmentation phalloplasty

Case biologists move closer to biologically inspired robots

Case biologists move closer to biologically inspired robots

FDA approves jaw joint prosthetic developed by University of Pennsylvania

FDA approves jaw joint prosthetic developed by University of Pennsylvania

Outcome of penile prosthesis implantation for treating erectile dysfunction

Outcome of penile prosthesis implantation for treating erectile dysfunction

Bionic fiction becomes science fact

Bionic fiction becomes science fact

Performing a sentinel node biopsy prior to mastectomy and reconstruction gives best results

Performing a sentinel node biopsy prior to mastectomy and reconstruction gives best results

Richness of motor training determines not only what we learn but how we learn

Richness of motor training determines not only what we learn but how we learn

Arteries bio-engineered from elderly cells

Arteries bio-engineered from elderly cells

Retina and its circuits are much more pliable than scientists previously thought

Retina and its circuits are much more pliable than scientists previously thought

LeTourneau University engineering students aid disabled Kenyans

LeTourneau University engineering students aid disabled Kenyans

Russian team tests new polymeric coating for vascular stents

Russian team tests new polymeric coating for vascular stents

Researchers present information on artificial retina

Researchers present information on artificial retina

More discrimination directed toward obese shoppers than toward average-weight shoppers

More discrimination directed toward obese shoppers than toward average-weight shoppers

Bionic eyes from Stanford

Bionic eyes from Stanford

Stent graft outperforms balloon angioplasty

Stent graft outperforms balloon angioplasty

PET and CT scans provides accurate detection and localization of foot infection in diabetic patients

PET and CT scans provides accurate detection and localization of foot infection in diabetic patients

Surgical treatment of hip or knee arthritis does not reduce obesity

Surgical treatment of hip or knee arthritis does not reduce obesity

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