SOMSO Functional Model of the Tarsus

SOMSO Functional Model of the Tarsus

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SOMSO Functional Model of the Tarsus

The model had been developed in co-operation with Dr. Urs Schneider, Mannheim. What the Model is intended to show the interested Student and budding Orthopedic Surgeon: First, the shifting of the individual tarsal bones during the transition from a normal position to inversion and eversion in an unstrained foot can be semiquantitatively recognized. The purpose of this is to provide an insight into the movement patterns of the foot under physiological and pathoanatomical circumstances.

To facilitate an understanding of these complex movements, the foot has been reduced to the tarsal bones, in which the actual movements "emerge", two each of the most important inverting and everting muscles and the ligament systems required to guide and delimit movement. The effects of the various movements on the mechanics of the metatarsus and forefoot are to be examined in the theoretical part of this paper where the quantification of bone movements will also be discussed. By facilitating an understanding of the movements of the individual tarsal bones, the model is also intended to provide a lead-in to Kapandji's model of the heterokinetic cardan joint (Kapandji 1992).This should promote an understanding of the statics and dynamics of the entire foot and the part it plays in the movements of the lower extremity. The other theoretical part of the paper and gait analysis in particular should likewise contribute to this end.

The advantages of SOMSO functional models:
  • Authentic reproduction of articulation
  • High quality, strong, durable flexible plastic for the ligaments
  • Use of screw connections wherever possible
  • Easy to handle when removed from the stand
  • Description key under the base
  • 5 (Five) Year Warranty.
Dimensions and Weight:
  • Size: 9.05 x 13.19 x 5.90 in
  • Weight: 3.20 lbs
Cleaning and disinfecting your SOMSO Model:
Spray a rapid and effective water based disinfectant for use on surfaces and wipe with a soft cloth.
The disinfectant spray must be pH neutral, alcohol-free, aldehyde free, fragrance-free and nonflammable.

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