STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Ankle fracture. Coloured X-ray of the ankle bones of a patient with a pinned bimalleolar ankle fracture and distal fibular fracture. The fibula is the thinner of the two lower leg bones, and has had a plate, as well as screws, used to hold it together and secure it to the tibia for stability. The pins and plates hold the bone fragments in position while they heal.
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