2022 AMI Online Salon

Open Reduction Internal Fixation: Mandible

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Alexis Guerra
  • Client: orthopedic surgeons
  • Copyright:  Augusta University, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: to be viewed in a textbook or surgical atlas; 11×17 inches; 2 8.5×11 pages
  • Primary Audience: surgical residents

Project Description

The goal of this piece was to create a series of colored surgical illustrations, intended to provide an audience of surgical residents with an educational visual of the process of an open reduction and internal fixation of a mandibular fracture. The 6-step piece demonstrates a transoral (through the mouth) approach to the surgery, which greatly minimizes the patients external scarring. Plates are secured in place over the fractured areas of the mandible, allowing the bone to heal securely in place. The illustrations and text are presented on a white background, increasing legibility and contrast. The font size of the title and labels are 18 and 14 points, respectively, which allows for greater accessibility for those with vision impairments.