Last revised by Henry Knipe on 16 Feb 2024

Images, be they part of cases, illustrations, photographs, tables, flow-charts, etc, should all be uploaded via the "Add case" page. 

Copyright issues are as always extremely important and under no circumstances should images or text which are copyrighted be included in any part of This is strictly against our terms of use. Should you become aware of any such content please report it directly to [email protected].

Many sources of images may be used in (see useful online resources).

When such an image is uploaded, it is best to upload it via the "Add case" and include license information in the "Findings".

In the description in "Findings" the following template should be used:

Description of the image:

  • Author: name of author

  • Original file:

  • Modifications: what if anything you did to the image. Note not all licenses allow you to modify images. 

  • License: cut and paste the license e.g

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

If you believe your copyright has been infringed please write to [email protected] giving details of why you believe this is so.

This is an example: glenoid.

See also medical images and diagrams for more information.

If you create an image for the site or upload an image of which you own the licensing rights, please use the template above.

If you are happy to licence the image as CC-NA-SA-BY then all you need to say is:

  • Author: your name

You can also tag the image with "illustration by your name" which will help you keep track of them (e.g. illustration by Frank Gaillard).

You may also generate images using AI tools, e.g. DALL-E, MidJourney. In such instances, include some information on the source in the case discussion section. For example:

"Image generated with by Frank Gaillard."

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