From Replacement Limbs to Prosthetic Lungs

By: Katie Cordrey - Published:
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.