Broken leg

Broken leg

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Credit: GARY PARKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Broken leg. External frame pinned to a man's fractured leg. His leg was broken by a runaway wheel that struck him from behind after coming off a car as it sped around a corner. Following an X- ray, the fractured bones were realigned and immobilized with this external frame. Unfortunately, the frame led to septicaemia, tissue death caused by the absorption of disease- causing bacteria or their toxins from the blood. The infection is being treated with injections of antibiotics.

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Keywords: bacteria, bacterial, bone, bones, break, broken, car wheel, condition, disorder, external frame, fracture, fractured, healthcare, human body, impact, infected, infection, injured, injury, leg, lower, male, man, medical, medicine, septicaemia, septicaemic

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