A nearly complete Craneotomy procedure
An articial trachea grown out of stem cells on a bio-reactor, under controlled conditions. The first permenant artifical organ ever grown.
Removal of a subdural hematoma (SDH) - a form of traumatic brain injury in which blood gathers within the inner meningeal layer of the dural covering the brain.
“Roger Anderson gets cornea replacement in his right eye. His left eye will be done in the near future. Dr. Rick Fraunfelder sews in the donor cornea.”
Antique orthopedic plate on a fractured distal femur. The metals used in older orthopedic surgeries were prone to complications and the bone here is infected and necrotic, a condition known generally as osteomyelitis. There is sequestration and involucrum formation. I believe the material was iron. This is from a surgical procedure in the 1930s.
Transplant surgeons keep donor lungs alive outside of a body, hooking them up to venerators so that they continue breathing, while circulating a solution which mimics blood. This technique allows for doctors to better prep for the surgery and assess the health of donor lungs before transplants.
Full Knee Replacement Surgery -this procedure removes damaged portions of the bone, inplanting a replacement which attaches both femur and tibia, as well as makes up for the damaged kneecap. It restores them with artificial implants, made of plastic and metal, allow for the limb to move smoothly and without complications.
The oldest form of organ transplantation which is still used today, corneal transplants have been preformed for over 100 years. This surgery involved removing all layers of the patients cornea and replacing it with a doners, which is sutured into place. The new cornea will cover the front of the eye, pupil, iris and anterior chamber.
Extremely safe, the only real risks involved are infection after surgery or possible rejection to the graft.
Partial leg amputation just above the knee. Patient injured his leg in combat.
An Achilles Tendon rupture
A four-five inch incision is made just above the heel. The tendon is then frayed and the ends are stitched together, tying the fibers in a retracted position.
Inspection of the upper right side of a child’s heart.