Total Left Knee Replacement Surgery

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This medical illustration series depicts a total left knee joint replacement surgery from the surgeon's perspective. An orientation image shows the arthritic damage to the articular surfaces of the femur, patella, tibia, and meniscus. The surgical procedure depicts an incision exposing the knee joint; resection of the femoral articular surface and the tibial plateau; and securing the artificial knee joint prosthesis (prosthetics), including the patellar, femoral, and tibial components.

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