This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Knee joint prosthesis, X-ray

Knee joint prosthesis, X-ray

M600/0328

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Knee joint replacement. Coloured X-ray of the knee of a 56 year old man (front view) showing an artificial (prosthetic) joint replacing the knee joint. The entire knee joint surface has been replaced here. The implant (green) made of metal alloy attaches to the bottom of the femur (thigh bone, upper frame) and to the top of the tibia (shin bone, lower frame). It forms a flexible joint that can hinge like the old joint, relieving joint pain and immobility. Following surgery, metal sutures (green) are seen on the skin surface and a catheter draining the area is visible. Knee joint replacement is conducted usually because of joint disease such as osteoarthritis or due to injury.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}