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.
Understanding Cochlear Implants
Cochlear implants are surgically implanted devices for people with severe or profound hearing loss. Get the facts on cochlear implants and how they work.
All About Hearing Aids
What kind of hearing aids are available? How do they work? Find tips and information on hearing aids and know your options.
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.
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.
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.
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.