Above Knee Amputation - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit depicts an above the knee amputation following an unsuccessful below the knee amputation. The first image shows an elliptical skin incision being made above the knee exposing the femur. Next shows the use of a bone saw cutting the femur. Then bone wax is applied to the femoral bone marrow filing the edges of the femur. The final image shows sutures being used to re-approximate the muscle layers and the wound edges over the bones.