Medical implants are devices surgically placed inside or outside of the body. These implants can be temporary or permanent and serve many purposes- from replacing missing structures to providing support to organs.

Today, implant surgical procedures are widely practiced and the technical details of these methods are of paramount importance for practitioners.

Take a look at just a few examples of implant techniques as as demonstrated by the Medical Illustration Sourcebook artists.

Lachina Implant
Electrode sensor sheet implants


Ed Zilberts - Auditory Implant
Ed Zilberts
ABI Implant
Auditory Brainstem Implant


Lightbox Visual Implant
Lightbox Visual Communications Inc
Cochlear Implant


Shoemaker Medical Implant
Maya Shoemaker :: Shoemaker Medical
Spinal Implants
Percutaneous elements for a minimally invasive surgery.


Turner - Knee
Cynthia Turner :: Alexander & Turner Inc Medical Illustration Studio
AperFix™ Femoral & Tibial Implant
Final view of ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction by AperFix™ femoral and tibial implants with autografts or allografts. The active aperture fixation eliminates graft laxity and the PEEK™ (polyetheretherketone) implant material provides rigidity, strength and radiolucency.


Jesse Strong-Implant
Jesse Strong
Ideal Placement of Implants for Ear Prosthesis


Nicole Jones Implant
Nicole Jones
Subtalar joint arthroereisis
A cylindrical implant placed in the subtalar joint of the ankle to reduce the pronation range of motion of the STJ in order to create a positive therapeutic change in the alignment and function of the foot and lower extremity during weightbearing activites.


John Karapelou Knee
John W. Karapelou
Total Knee Arthroplasty
Medial view of the knee comparing normal anatomy with advanced osteoarthritis and a total knee prosthetic joint implant.


Levent Efe- Muscular Implant
Levent Efe :: Dr. Levent Efe, CMI
Submuscular implant


Destry Sloane :: Animated Biomedical Productions
Breast Implants
This Animation shows the installation of Breast Implants. This is a common procedure in Cosmetic Surgery.


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