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Pinned foot. Coloured X-rays of the right foot of a female patient, showing screws (yellow) in her big toe. This is a common solution for joint dislocations or broken bones, as the pins immobilise the joints and bring the two ends of a joint or bone back together in alignment for healing. It is important that a joint or bone is correctly aligned if it is to heal properly and avoid future complications.
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