Bionic body parts are no longer exclusive to the realm of science fiction. With each passing year, researchers are finding new ways of replacing damaged organs with synthetic alternatives. Here are few of the most incredible artificial organs being researched today.
The bionic bone is a relatively new development, but it has already been used to great effect. The prosthetic is aimed primarily at children suffering from rare bone cancers, allowing them to save limbs that would otherwise need to be amputated. What makes the prosthetic unique is its ability to expand, allowing it to replace the damaged bone and grow along with the child. Over time, doctors can use a pin, inserted through a small incision, to adjust the length of the bone.