Medical Devices Directory
Many impressive and intricate medical devices help make health care efficient. From robotics to implantable devices, medical devices can treat conditions, assist in everyday activities, and even perform surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how medical devices are used, which types exist and which are in the works, and much more.
Erectile Dysfunction and Vacuum Constriction Devices
WebMD explains how a vacuum constriction device can be used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Urinary Incontinence Products
WebMD looks at the wide range of available products to manage urinary incontinence in men and women.
What Are Central Venous Catheters?
You might get a central venous catheter if you need long-term treatment for issues like infections, cancer, or heart and kidney problems. Learn about the types of catheters, when you need them, and what it’s like to get one put in.
How Should I Take Care of My Central Venous Catheter?
If you have a central venous catheter, taking care of it the right away helps you avoid infection and keep the catheter working. Learn what to expect, tips to avoid problems, and when you should call your doctor.
Devices for Living Easier with Arthritis
From the kitchen to the bedroom, here is WebMD's room-by-room guide to easier living with arthritis.
Implantable Devices for Heart-Failure Treatment
Technological breakthroughs are changing the course of heart-failure treatment -- but doubts remain about how many people will benefit in the near future.
Antique medicines contained everything from arsenic to opium -- and promised instant cures.
Easy Listening: Hearing Devices for a Muffled World
In addition to hearing aids, there are a number of assistive listening devices that can be used to improve hearing. This article talks about low-tech and hi-tech options.