DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Broken leg. X-ray of the knee of a 56 year old man with a fractured tibial plateau, the end of the tibia (shin bone, at left) at the knee. The bones will be immobilised, externally, using a cast, or internally, using metal pins, to allow them to heal. It is important that a bone is correctly aligned if it is to heal properly and avoid future complications.
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