Process of Patient Education: Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

This assignment was assigned and completed within two days. The goal was to create a patient education piece of one of our illustrated surgeries, meaning instead of the audience being for medical students and surgeons, the audience was patients. This completed changes the entire illustration. Patients want to learn about their procedure in a way that isn’t frightening or confusing. With that in mind, the procedure is laid out in a simplified way. I was able to used many of my sketches from my already drawn surgical piece and recreate them into a piece designed for a patient.

Here is the initial idea:


Here is the final illustration: