Chronic Disease Models
Chronic diseases are frustrating and hard to understand. Using a model to display what is going on under the skin is a great way to get patients to understand their disease an take their medication.
These two hand models were created for GPI Anatomicals, and display the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. They are effective in conveying the degenerative aspects of these diseases and help patients understand the changes their anatomy goes under which often results in pain.
This model shows great care taken to show a progression of osteoarthritis across the joints in the fingers. One finger remains covered with skin to show a comparison of the bony growths at the end of the joints. a 3/4 cut-away on the fifth metatarsal shows the changes in the bone.
Models show a cutaway so that deeper anatomical changes can be readily understood.
Rheumatoid Arthritis in the hand
Rheumatoid arthritis is a very painful disease that can be easier understand with a knowledge of the basic anatomical changes. This models shows a progression of the disease across the metacarpal joints, how the joint space becomes eroded and calcified over time.
This model, with multiple cut-outs, shows how gouty tophi grow amongst the joints of the foot, creating painful areas which are very tender to touch.