Hand Skeleton Model with Elastic Ligaments
This single-part model shows the anatomy of the ligaments in the hand in excellent detail. It is ideally suited as a teaching aid, for instance in anatomy classes. The Hand Skeleton Model with Elastic Ligaments is therefore perfect for medical students, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
The carpals (ossa carpi), the metacarpals (ossa metacarpi) and the finger bones (ossa digitorum manus) are shown as osseous structures. The retinaculum flexorum, which forms the top of the carpal tunnel, an anatomical area of clinical relevance, is also included. In the distal area of the forearm, the radius and the ulna are represented. The fibrous layer of connective tissue, described in anatomy as the membrana interossea, extends between these two long bones.
The defining feature of this model is that the ligaments, membrana interossea and the retinaculum flexorum are flexible. This means functional movements can be simulated for teaching purposes, in particular the joints in the wrist, demonstrating the natural movement of the joint.
Applications of the Hand Skeleton with Elastic Ligaments
The Hand Skeleton with Elastic Ligaments is suitable for a range of environments and users, including:
- Medical students
- Occupational therapists