26 Prosthetic Innovations
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From Replacement Limbs to Prosthetic Lungs
Published: Sep 27, 2010
Prosthetic devices replace body parts, usually because the part being replaced is missing or damaged -- sometimes from disease and sometimes from injury. Many of the prosthetic innovations here replace missing or injured arms, legs, hands or feet. Not all of them are human; animals sometimes need prosthetic devices too. There is no shortage of creativity in prosthetic innovations, and the benefits that they can provide are beyond question.