The 'Bridging Nail'

This peri-prosthetic device was designed and invented by Dr Aart Verburg, Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Orbis Medical Centre in Sittard. The prosthesis provides a minimally- invasive procedure in cases where a hip prosthesis has broken, just beneath the stem, after a trauma. From the knee, it allows a pin to be placed over the existing prosthesis, distal to the break. The artwork depicts the techniques involved in such a procedure.

The Porta-cavale shunt

A surgical procedure in which the portal vein is re-directed, straight into the superior vena cava, instead of following its normal route into the liver.

3D Technical art/animations

and an associated animation: