Left Femoral Fracture and Surgical Fixation - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit portrays a left femoral fracture and surgical fixation in a series of illustrations. The first illustration shows a posterior view of the post-accident condition, including a comminuted fracture of the left femur. The second illustration is an enlarged view of the fracture in the first illustration. The third illustration is the first step in the fixation procedure, showing the creation of a longitudinal incision over the left hip. The fourth illustration shows the placement of an intramedullary nail into the femur across the fracture site. A secondary incision was necessary for proper reduction of the fracture. The fifth illustration shows the placement of proximal and distal locking screws into the femur.