Fixed leg fracture in osteoporosis, X-ray

Fixed leg fracture in osteoporosis, X-ray

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Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: X-ray after surgery of the fractured tibia and fibula bones of the leg in a 71 year old male patient with osteoporosis following a minor injury. The larger tibia bone has been internally fixed with a metal rod screwed in place to immobilise the fracture. (see image 1 showing the broken bones before surgery).

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