There are several factors to keep in mind when selecting human anatomy model. Each different professional may require slightly different components or options for a human anatomy model so knowing what is available will be essential.
One of the first things to determine is if you require a full skeletal human anatomy model or if you only need to focus in on one particular part of the body. Disarticulated models, which come unassembled but labeled or numbered, may be the best option for teaching. Disarticulated models can be either full or half body, depending on your specific needs. A disarticulated human anatomy model is ideal for allowing students to handle and manipulate the individual components of the skeleton. They also come in sturdy, durable and sectioned storage boxes for easy management when not in use.
For reviewing issues with patients or for studying the whole body skeletal system a fully mounted human anatomy model may be the best option. These models are life size or they can be miniaturized, but they are an exact replica of a human skeleton. The joints are designed to duplicate the actual movement of a human skeleton, complete with rotation as well as flexion and extension in the spine, upper body and the lower body. This life like movement allows students or patients to understand exactly how the skeletal system works in conjunction with ligaments and muscles, providing a more complete working picture.
One option for doctors working with patients with skeletal and muscular health concerns is to consider a human anatomy model that has one side color coded with muscle origins and insertions. Some of these types of models are also designed to allow removal of the limbs for up close study when needed. This is a great feature when providing specific information about joint issues such as shoulder, hip or knee injuries.
For full skeletal human anatomy models there are two basic types of attachments to the rollers and stand. Either option offers all the features mentioned above, however each is also distinctly unique. The pelvic mount stand allows more options to flex the spine and to show movement of the lower back. The head mount stand allows more movement in the lower half of the skeleton.
For those physicians or professors that don't need a full skeleton, either mounted or disarticulated, there are options for partial human anatomy models. Brain anatomy models that are either life size or enlarged allow a clear visual representation of the major parts of the human brain. Brain models may also come with arteries, removable sections or specialized color coding for easy identification of the features.
A full sized human digestive system anatomical model is a great teaching tool for both physicians working with patients and teachers working with students. These types of models can be used to demonstrate both healthy and diseased conditions within the digestive system such as ulcers, hernias and cancers.
Choosing the ideal human anatomy model for your practice and needs is important. Not only will it help you explain issues to patients or students, but it also is effective in discussing different medical issues within the whole human body or a specific system within the body.
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