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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.
Experts create “living medicine” to combat biofilms on medical implants

Experts create “living medicine” to combat biofilms on medical implants

New study shows patients' own stem cells can be used to grow new bone

New study shows patients' own stem cells can be used to grow new bone