Medical Exhibits

Knee Replacement Surgery

These two animations walk the viewer through the painful process of knee replacement surgery

This clip shows how surgeons can gain access to the knee. Once the original incision is made, the knee cap must be rotated in order to see the joint. 

In order to be certain that the surgeons aren’t going to cut away more bone than is necessary, a variety of tools must be used to measure precisely where the wearing of bone ends. 

The first step in placing the implant has been completed, and the bone is now ready to be measured for further cutting. 

Now that all the necessary cuts have been made to the femur, the knee is ready for the first implant. Our medical equipment is modeled to scale, and these animations are confirmed to be accurate by medical illustrators and practitioners. 

The same process is repeated with the tibia, and the other side of the knee may receive its implant as well. It’s one thing to hear about a knee replacement, and it’s another thing to show it, allowing people to see the amount of bone that must be cut away in order to have the knee replaced. 

The patella must also have the inner surface cut off so that the implant may rest against soft tissue. Now that all three sides of the knee have their implants, they’re ready to be put back together. 

Each worn surface has been cut away and replaced with an implant. Now the knee is stitched up, and the patient will be in significantly less pain. A knee replacement sounds commonplace and insignificant because of how frequently they happen. An animation brings a more realistic perspective of the surgery to the viewer, and shows how painful the process can be. 

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Another surgery demonstration

Knee replacement surgery — also known as knee arthroplasty — can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. The procedure involves cutting away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replacing it with an artificial joint (prosthesis) made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers. (

A knee replacement can be a challenging procedure to describe with words, but animation can coherently explain the process so that the jury can understand exactly what should happen.

Our animations can show the details of injuries in immaculate detail. We can illustrate the grinding of bone and resulting damage in a way that leaves a lasting impact on the viewer.

The procedure to remove damaged bone can often be overlooked, but an animation brings into perspective the reality of how painful a knee replacement surgery can be.

Being able to see the metal caps that penetrate the bone tissue can be a breathtaking experience. Our state-of-the-art 3D modeling is able to provide a hyper realistic viewing experience, which can transport the audience to the scene of the surgery and impress upon them the magnitude of pain and suffering endured by your client.

Medical Exhibits

Most of modern society receives their information via visual and written media, if not exclusively visual. For some people, this extends to learning to the extent that the only way the person can learn is if they’re able to see it with their eyes. This presents a problem for the way most trials transpire. At least a few members of the jury are likely to consider themselves visual learners and will struggle to keep up with the vast amounts of complex information that’s being presented.

The best solution to this problem is to include a visual aid. Allan Barsky said in his book, Clinicians in Court:

 “As noted throughout this volume, the purpose of providing evidence at a trial is to educate the judge or jury about the facts in a case. As the saying goes, “Seeing is believing,” so using visual aids in courtroom presentations can have a critical impact on the decision makers. Seeing a torn piece of clothes may be more convincing than just hearing about it.”

Barsky, A. (2012). Clinicians in Court (2nd ed.). The Guilford Press

Medical Animation

Our cutting-edge animation technology paired with some of the most talented medical experts in the country has allowed us to become industry leaders in creating medical illustrations. We have a team of certified medical illustrators, medical practitioners, and 3D modeling engineers that can recreate any kind of surgery or injury in astonishing detail. We’ve worked with some of the top attorneys and expert witnesses in the country, and have produced animations so precise, that they have been admitted as substantive evidence, not just demonstrative. A neutral expert witness in a particularly challenging case testified that our animation was exactly what he saw when he performed surgery on the plaintiff after the defendant misdiagnosed the plaintiff. Medical Imaging Modeled in 3D with Perfection “Over 2 decades I have used several animation firms nationwide to prepare medical animations based upon diagnostic imaging, e.g., x-rays, CT’s, and MRI’s. The work product was always acceptable, but never up to state-of-the-art standards for cutting-edge animation – until now. I reached out to Fox-AE after receiving an email from their Marketing Director. The email included a link to an exemplar animation. After viewing the animation, I knew that I wanted to give Fox-AE a chance. I arranged to have the Fox-AE animation engineer fly in to meet our neuroradiology expert and review the MRI together. From there, the engineer worked with the expert to ensure that the animation was an exact match with the MRI. The result was stunning in every respect. The precision with which the animator accurately captured the MRI was without peer. Every person who has seen the animation is struck by its detail and flow. First-rate in every respect. Use Fox-AE whenever possible – your client and the jury will thank you. Opposing counsel will not.” Stephen Malouf Malouf & Nockels, LLP

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The overwhelming satisfaction of our clients is living proof that we’re the best in the business for animated engineering. Ultimately, we’re here to streamline the information transfer process from you to the jury. No matter the kind of injury or the circumstances surrounding the incident, we can render a compelling representation that will leave your audience stunned. 

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