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Pinned broken hip, coloured X-ray. The head of the patient's femur (thigh bone) has been surgically immobilised by inserting long pins (pink) in the bone. This is known as internal fixation. It is important a bone is correctly aligned if it is to heal properly and avoid future complications.
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