When many of us think of implants, we think first of cosmetic implants like breast augmentation, calf implants and posterior implants. Did you know, however, that there are a number of other implants done for medical purposes to enhance a patient's health? From artificial corneas to solar-powered retinal implants, blind and sight-challenged individuals have an increasing number of options to augment their vision.
There are also several technologies currently in development that will revolutionize the way medicine is delivered to the body. We'll be able to take our meds through our teeth and even remotely with microchips.
Check out some of the other bizarre but incredible implant innovations below.
29 Bizarre Implant Innovations
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13 Periodic Table Inspirations
19 Bodacious Burning Innovations
Extreme 3D Tattoos
Implants at 14?
When Butt Implants Go Wrong
From Bionic Eyes to Surgically-Controlled Poo
By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jan 3, 2009