One of 3B's newest models, this true-to-life anatomical replica of the vertebral column of a child of about 5 years old is especially interesting for those working in the areas of anatomy, pediatrics, orthopedics and pediatric radiology. The unique material of the spine model makes it almost visually indistinguishable from a real vertebral column. The flexible vertebral column including occipital plate, pelvis and sacroccyx is mounted on a stand. Within the spinal canal, the spinal cord with cauda equina and exiting nerve roots are represented in flexible material.
This youth vertebral column is particularly useful in studying the phases of bone growth. This includes:
- Vertebrae - partially incomplete development of vertebral bodies and vertebral arches
- Sacrum - as yet incomplete fusion of individual sacral vertebrae. This commences at around the age of 15.
- Pelvis - still open Y cartilage as main growth plate of the acetabulum.
The hip, pubic and ischial bone parts are not yet connected (didactically fixed with brackets in the model). These fuse around the age of 14-16.
The skeletal structure of the human body is simply astounding, from its crowning glory, the skull, to the tiniest of metatarsals. Because an understanding of the skeleton is such a solid base to an anatomical education, we at Anatomy Warehouse have compiled this exceptional collection of models, ranging from budget quality to the top of the line, so that anyone can enjoy and learn from a great anatomical model. Whether you're looking for a spine, desktop skeleton, detailed skull, or even disarticulated skeletons to facilitate better study of each bone, we've got the perfect product for you