Left Tibial Plateau Fracture with Surgical Fixation - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit displays a left tibial plateau fracture with surgical fixation in a series of illustrations. The first two images include an x-ray and an illustration of the pre-operative condition, showing a Type V-IV left tibial plateau fracture. The third illustration depicts the first step of the procedure, in which a standard anterior approach (incision) is made to the knee. The fourth illustation shows the reduction of the fracture with two cannulated screws. The fifth illustration shows the filling of the defect in the tibia with bone allograft. The sixth illustration shows the securing of the buttress plate to the lateral aspect of the tibia for final fixation. The seventh image is an x-ray of the post-operative condition, including all the hardware in place in the tibia.