Medical Illustration | Left Knee Patella Tendon Tear with Surgical Repair & Right Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery

Case Type:

Premises Liability 

Area of Injury:

Left Knee, Left Shoulder, Right Shoulder, Cervical Spine and Right Foot

Overall Objective:

Total Trial was approached by a personal injury attorney of Jacoby & Meyers for assistance in demonstrating his client’s numerous injuries sustained and surgeries underwent after a fence from a construction site fell on top of them. 

Our Work on the Case

Exhibit 1

Injury illustration showing a large inguinal hernia with intestinal in the scrotal sac. In addition, there is marked elevation of the patella reflecting patellar tendon rupture.

Exhibit 2

Surgical illustration showing the primary repair of the left patellar tendon with application of a cylinder cast. 

Exhibit 3

Injury illustration showing osteoarthritis of the left knee with apparent post-surgical changes involving the left patella likely related to prior extensor mechanism repair.

Exhibit 4

Surgical illustration detailing the left knee arthroscopic procedure, extensive debridement of the anterior synovium, as well as chondroplasty of the patellar femoral joint 

Exhibit 5

Injury illustration showing herniated discs of the cervical spine at levels C2-3, C3-4, C4-5, C5-6, C6-7 along with disc degeneration at the same levels. These injuries were captured from an MRI of the cervical spine. 

Exhibit 6

Lumbar spine injury illustration showing disc herniation and degeneration at the L2-3, and L3-4 levels. Injuries were captured from an MRI of the lumbar spine. 

Exhibit 7

Injury illustration demonstrating advanced glenohumeral joint osteoarthrosis with extensive exposed bone and fibrocysticchange, and a mild to moderate reactive synovitis.

There is multifocal severe cuff tendinosis, with partial thickness articular sided tearing at the intersection of the infraspinatus and supraspinatus footprints but no full thickness discontinuity.

Exhibit 8

Right shoulder injury illustration showing torn, medially retracted supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons, longitudunal split biceps tendon, large glenohumeral joint effusion, marked subacromial/subdeltoid bursitis, and moderate acromooclavicular hypertrphy with type II acromion process. 

Exhibit 9

Surgical illustration demonstrating arthroscopy of the right shoulder, debridement of fabral tear, debridement of full- thickness rotator cuff tear that was unrepairable, subacromial synovectomy, bursectomy, acromiopiasty. In addition, the CA ligament was left behind because of the massive rotator cuff tear.

Exhibit 10

Illustration showing the 14 sutures required to repair the 6cm laceration wound across the left achilles tendon. 

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