Surgical Removal of Fixation Hardware - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit depicts the removal of fixation hardware from the left ankle. The first image shows the pre-operative condition, with previously placed screws causing irritation. The second images shows the post-operative condition (based on an X-ray), in which screws have been removed. The remaining images describe the surgical procedure, including the incision in the lateral ankle and actual removal of the painful screws.