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The Benefits of Having 3D Wrist Models in Clinical Settings

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The human wrist is a very complex structure that includes joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, and tissue. The wrist is one of the few joints in the human body that is not comprised of one major joint, but still allows movement in all directions. In fact, the wrist is formed by the two bones of the arm, the radius and the ulna, and the eight carpal bones interacting with each other and connected and held together by ligaments

With such complexity in forming the joint, it is no reason why wrist injuries are so common. Sprains, strains, fractures, nerve problems, tendonitis and other types of conditions such as carpal tunnel are all common complaints in a doctor's office visit or a trip to the emergency room. Showing the patient 3D wrist models can really help in explaining what is causing the pain or discomfort and how it can be corrected through medical treatment.

One of the most important features of 3D wrist models is that they show the entire wrist from the bones of the forearm, the radius and ulna, through to the very tips of the fingers. The model should be designed to be life size in regards to an adult's hand, prefect for ease in seeing each of the bones in detail. Some 3D wrist models may have full musculature and a variety of the major tendons on display while others will be more simplified. Specialists that are workings with groups of patients that require advanced explanations of medication issues may want to consider these detailed models, but for most offices and examination rooms, a simple model is the most effective.

One of the best options is to choose 3D wrist models that also have an easy to read reference card that mounts to the back of the model. This provides immediate reference for patients, medical staff and even students. The information on back mount card should correspond with the model itself making it very simple and clear to identify the different features. 3D wrist models can show diseases associated with the wrist, such as arthritis, or carpel tunnel syndrome.

For doctors that need to describe the very small and completely hidden bones of the wrist, these models really help to provide the patient and the family with very clear and highly visual representations of what you are discussing. With the model lifelike in size but still only measuring 11 ½ inches in length it is ideal for storing in a medical supply cupboard or even on a countertop in the examination or patient consultation room.

Doctors aren't the only medical staff that finds 3D wrist models to be very helpful in clinical settings. Therapists, particularly occupational and physical therapists can use the model to help patients understand why specific exercises are beneficial and why specific movements may be difficult during recover from and accident or illness. Again, having the model only helps to clarify and identify those tiny bones that make up the functioning human wrist.

Since 3D wrist models are lightweight and durable they can be easily moved between patient rooms. Storing them in one central location makes access and inventory control easy and means you can save money by not needing one model per patient exam room. 


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