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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Prosthesis

Word! Prosthesis

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Prosthesis

(En español: Prótesis)

Say: pros-thee-sus

A prosthesis is a fake body part. When someone loses an arm or a leg, or when a person is born without an arm or leg or some other part of the body, he may be able to get a prosthesis, a man-made part that replaces what's missing. Other kinds of prostheses include artificial heart valves and false teeth.