An anatomically accurate adult knee model for injection and aspiration of synovial fluid from the knee joint, from both the lateral and medial aspects, using palpation or ultrasound-guidance.
The robust sealed knee includes knee joint, patella, patellar tendon and the suprapatellar space.
Key anatomical landmarks are realistic to palpate, enabling injection and aspiration to be practised, and accuracy improved. Discrete muscle, skin and fat layers, provide realistic tissue and needle response.
Performing knee aspirations and injections are fundamental skills required for Core Medical Trainees, as well as Rheumatologists, Doctors practising General Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgeons*
The model was evaluated by Charles Wakeley (Bristol Royal Infirmary) and Andrew Grainger (Leeds Teaching Hospitals, UK).Skills Gained:
- Injection into joint cavity
- Aspiration of synovial fluid from both the lateral and medial aspects
- Identification of anatomical landmarks using the palpation method or ultrasonic guidance
- Patient positioning and management
- Recognition of joint effusion
- Competence using ultrasound technology to perform systematic scanning techniques and examination of the knee joint