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Life Saving Medical Implants

Updated: May 7, 2023

This article was written and published by Ms. Rashika, Biomedical Trainer, ATHEENAPANDIAN PRIVATE LIMITED.

biomedical Life Saving Medical Implants

In modern healthcare, there is a lot of devices, and implants are considered life-saving device. According to medical devices, a defibrillator, ventilator, blood warmer heart-lung machine, and oxygen concentrator are the critical care equipment, which is partially placed into the patient. Apart from that, the Advancement of the biomedical field evolved medical implants, which are implanted into patients through surgery. Medical implants help to extend and improve the quality of life


Medical implants are small medical devices used to replace or support the damaged biological structure of the human body. Generally, some of the implants contain electronics.

biological structure of the human body

Ex: Pacemaker, Cochlear Implant. Some implants are bioactive, which is made up of biomaterials. Ex: Coronary stent, Implantable pills, Dental implants

v Artificial Pacemaker

v Implantable loop recorder

v Implantable cardioverter defibrillator

v Artificial urinary sphincter

v Cochlear implant

v Artificial hip implant

v Breast implant

v Spinal fusion Hardware

v Coronary stent

v Artificial eye lenses

v Artificial knee joints

v Dental implants


Titanium, Silicon, Cobalt-Chromium, Stainless steel

These implantable devices are cost-effective. Medical implants are made up of Titanium, Silicon, Cobalt-Chromium, and Stainless steel.


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has to classify medical devices into three categories such as Class I, Class II, and Class III. Most of the medical implants come under the Class II and Class III categories.



Based on the implant type lifespan will be varied. The life span of dental implants is approximately at least 25 years, Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is approximately 10 years like that.

Thank You

With Best Regards

Rashika Murugan

Biomedical Trainer


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Thanks for the article......... it's educative

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