Hypermobility Lumbar Model
The dynamic hypermobility lumbar model is crafted with the practitioner in mind who wants to communicate lumbar instability (or hypermobility) to a patient.
Each model has been crafted from the LxH specimen with opaque bone coloured materials including one-part elastomeric intervertebral discs and coloured facets. Two model types are available for purchase: a two level (L3-L5) or three level (L2-L5). Each model is constructed with about half the stiffness at the hypermobile intervertebral disc level.
L3-L5 Model includes a hyperelastic L3-4 one-part intervertebral disc
L2-L5 Model includes a hyperelastic L3-4 one-part intervertebral disc with L4-5 and L2-3 of identical lesser elasticity (2x stiffness).
Custom orders available to include a two-part intervertebral disc (both nucleus and annulus) to demonstrate nuclear shifting and herniation. Inquire for pricing.
Research has revealed how aberrant motion can affect the dynamics of an adjacent functional spinal unit. This model has been constructed to show a patient what relative instability looks like with dynamic disc micro-movements of sheer instability as the facets approximate. Engage with patients who display hypermobility symptoms to encourage self-management of practices that improve the condition like in the case of core stabilization exercises.