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Internal fixation of fractured radius. Labelled artwork and corresponding X-ray of internal fixation of a broken radius bone in a patient's left arm. The operation carried out was an open reduction and internal fixation of the shaft of the radius. Screws and a metal plate have been implanted across the fracture to hold the broken bone in place, allowing it to heal in the correct alignment.
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