Prosthetic knee joint

Prosthetic knee joint

M600/0349 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.2MB

Downloadable file size: 832.6KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: MASSIMO BREGA, THE LIGHTHOUSE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Prosthetic knee joint. The shaft of the knee joint at left will be placed in a hole drilled in the femur (thigh bone). The shaft of the knee joint at right will be placed in a similar hole drilled in the tibia (shin bone). This is a hinge joint which also allows a degree of rotation, imitating the mobility of the natural joint. Prosthetic knee joints are used to replace joints that have become stiff and painful as a result of arthritis or injury. Knee replacements can dramatically improve knee joint mobility, and can offer years of independence. The artificial components can, however, loosen with time.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: artificial, disorder, equipment, healthcare, hinge joint, implant, implants, joint, joints, knee, knee joint, knee replacement, medical, medicine, osteology, prostheses, prosthesis, prosthetic, prosthetic device, replacement, replacements, surgery, surgical, technological, technology, treatment

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.