Spare Parts - The answer to keep the body moving, A look at how nature is being replaced

johnnydodStarred Page By johnnydod, 18th Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Health>General Health>Managing Health Care

Our bodies are amazing and can last for a long time, but just like a car it might need some spare parts now and again, after that the body could keep on going for ages.

Hips legs and Knees

We humans sometimes end up with more than we started out with, what with wigs and false eyes replacement knees and hips, prosthetic legs, fingers, bionic hands and arms and hands, organ transplants such as hearts kidney and livers, we also have skin transplants .

It makes you wonder what part will be swapped with next, we have already had a face remade, maybe we could get a new brain? but maybe that a bit like Frankenstein who knows

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Some people have false ears and false noses, doctors can fit artificial Pancreas and Bladders, I myself have four metal scaffold-like structures called stents, inserted into my aorta the main heart artery to keep it open to allow blood to flow in and out of my heart.

I also have a titanium knee fitted after I had my arthritic knee removed and also had a mini defibrillator fitted in my heart after being diagnosed with a life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmia

Helping the Heart

Some people have Skeletal Plates fitted to protect the brain.
Lungs, and other organs of the body that can be replaced, are the intestine, and thymus (Part of the body’s immune system) and of course we must not forget false teeth.

As hard as Carbon

One on the problems with false teeth (Dentures) is they occasionally chip or break and the can cost a lot to repair or replace, but the good news is that researchers have found the teeth of the limpet (A small aquatic snail) is the strongest biological material known to man and could be used to make false teeth in the future, the teeth of the limpet are so hard that they had to use a diamond saw to cut them

Could spare parts even make us stronger?

I don't think we will every get to the stage where we replace the complete body, but bionics today can do a lot more than we are seeing now

Who knows we may yet see a bionic man or even a Superman!

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author avatar brendamarie
23rd Feb 2015 (#)

Very interesting article. I do not think, we will ever get to the point where we can replace the whole body.

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author avatar yugasini
24th Feb 2015 (#)

thanks for sharing, have a nice day.

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author avatar Carol Roach
24th Feb 2015 (#)

well so far every part of me is original I hope it stays that way but in a couple of years I will be sure to need a heart valve replacement

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