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Pinned kneecap fracture. X-ray of a side view of the pinned fractured kneecap (patella) of a 19 year old man. Surgical pins and wire (white) have been used to hold the bone fragments in the correct position to heal properly. The femur (thigh bone, top), tibia (shin bone, bottom right) and fibula (bottom left) can also be seen.
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