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JOHN T. ALESI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN T. ALESI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Internal fixation of fractured femur. Labelled artworks combined with X-rays of a fractured femur (thigh bone, left) and the femur after surgical implantation of an intramedullary rod (right). This is a comminuted fracture, where the mid-shaft femoral break has produced fragments of bone. The surgery was an open reduction and internal fixation with femoral rodding. A rod, held in place by screws, has been implanted inside the bone across the fracture to hold the broken bone in place, allowing it to heal in the correct alignment. This is a femur in a patient's left leg.
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