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.
Electrode sensor sheet implants
Auditory Brainstem Implant
Lightbox Visual Communications Inc
Maya Shoemaker :: Shoemaker Medical
Percutaneous elements for a minimally invasive surgery.
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.
Ideal Placement of Implants for Ear Prosthesis
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 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 :: Dr. Levent Efe, CMI
Destry Sloane :: Animated Biomedical Productions
This Animation shows the installation of Breast Implants. This is a common procedure in Cosmetic Surgery.