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Knee replacement surgery. The patient's knee has been opened up to show layers of fat and other tissues. The joint has been operated on and prepared to have an artificial knee implanted. Artificial knee joints are used to restore mobility in those whose knees have been injured or affected by severe arthritis. For this joint with the artificial knee implanted, see image M551/508. For a series of image from different stages of this operation, see M551/493 - M551/508.
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