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Better implants with stem cells

Prosthetic implants are used day-to-day to treat edentulous people and patients in need of skeletal reconstructions. The history of prosthetic dental implants dates back thousands of years, with the early civilizations using seashells and stones to replace

Use of a ‘smart’ ankle-foot prosthesis improves walking stability when descending slopes

The majority of lower-limb amputees walk using a passive artificial limb; meaning the limb creates no power to assist walking. Such limbs incorporate a prosthetic foot that is designed to buckle and/or bend when the walker puts