Pinned arthritic hip, artwork

Pinned arthritic hip, artwork

M725/0563 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 42.9MB

Downloadable file size: 646.5KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: PETER GARDINER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pinned arthritic hip. Artwork of a hip with a pinned femur (thigh bone). This sort of pinning occurs after an osteotomy, a procedure used to treat osteoarthritis of the hip. The femur is cut in two just below its head (centre left) and the two ends are realigned. The operation allows weight to be carried through a different, largely undamaged, portion of the articular cartilage, thus reducing pain and disability in the joint. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that results in the loss of cartilage between the joint and the growth of bone in place of the cartilage.

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

Keywords: arthritic, arthritis, arthrology, artwork, bone, bones, femur, fixed, healthcare, hip, human body, illustration, implant, medical, medicine, metal, osteoarthritis, osteology, pelvis, pin, pinned, pinning, pins, realigned, realignment, surgery, surgical, thigh bone, treated, treating, treatment

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