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Left Lower Leg Fractures with Surgical Fixation
Left Lower Leg Fractures with Surgical Fixation

This stock medical exhibit portrays left lower leg fractures with surgical fixation in a series of illustrations. The first illustration shows the pre-operative condition, which includes a closed transcervical fracture in the neck of the femur, a Grade II open segmental fracture of the femoral shaft and a closed fracture of the patella. The second illustration depicts the first step of the procedure, in which an incision is made along the lateral hip. A cannulated screw is placed to reduce the neck fracture. This is followed by the placement of a side plate and hip screw and cerclage wires. The third illustration shows the flexion of the femur and the creation of a parapatellar incision. A femoral retrograde nail is placed across the fracture site in the femoral shaft. The fourth illustration shows the reconstruction of the contour of the patella with longitudinal wires and figure-of-eight cerclage wire. The fifth illustration shows the post-operative condition with all of the hardware in place in the femur and patella.

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Last Updated: Jul 1st, 2020

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