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Surgical Simulators
July 23, 2003 9:46 AM   Subscribe

They’re a little like Operation. Today students can practice all sorts of skills on surgical models like TraumaMan®, the Hillway Man, or Geri, the Geriatric, who comes complete with wrinkles. There’s spinal surgery, gall bladder surgery, ultrasound/amniocentesis, suturing, and casualty kits. Some of them give me the I’m-a-silly-git giggles and naming a company Limbs & Things doesn't help. There’s the head with all sorts of things wrong with it, including “Extraneous Lumps”. The toe with refills is pretty nifty, but disturbingly life-like. There are strap-ons and table-top models.(Possibly NSFW) Some could make interesting conversation pieces.(Also poss. NSFW)
In addition, Somso, maker of the “dial-a-prostate” model above, also makes interesting non-interactive models like this fandex of a head, a larynx with tongue, or a fingertip. They also have neat models of animals, fungi, and flowers.
posted by lobakgo (7 comments total)

 
Cool! I want this for my office!
posted by ukamikanasi at 10:00 AM on July 23, 2003


What a great FPP. thanks!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 10:53 AM on July 23, 2003


Umm , I just want this for.... Medical research! Yeah, thats it.
posted by dr_dank at 11:23 AM on July 23, 2003


Wow. Cool links. Thanks!
posted by onlyconnect at 12:26 PM on July 23, 2003


Posts like this always remind me of that first sense of awe I felt when I first encountered Metafilter.

Thank you lobakgo!!
posted by vacapinta at 3:56 PM on July 23, 2003


cool! i want this for my orifice!
posted by quonsar at 5:08 PM on July 23, 2003


Nice. Especially the interactive models. Great post. Thanks lobakgo! :)
posted by plep at 3:35 AM on July 25, 2003


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