Tag Archives: Implants

FDA’s New Efforts to Help Ensure Safety of Breast Implants

Statement from FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D., and Jeff Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on FDA’s new efforts to protect women’s health and help to ensure the safety of breast implants There has been a growing discussion in recent months around the safety of certain breast implants, with regulatory agencies around the… Read More »

Nerve damage: Using electronic implants to hasten healing

An implantable electronic device that can heal injured peripheral nerves by stimulating them with electric pulses before the body biodegrades and absorbs it has shown successful results in preliminary tests. Scientists have created a new device that can help heal nerve damage. A study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO,… Read More »