When you were a child, did you enjoy playing with Legos™ or perhaps Lincoln Logs™? Those building toys were terrific. They let you use your imagination and you could work on your own or with others to create anything from a modest house or other structure to a whole town. Or perhaps you built spaceships, robots, or other futuristic creatures!
Or maybe you owned an erector set. Erector sets were really cool too and they went one step further than building block-type toys. With an erector set, you could take those creations you imagined in your mind, build them, AND make them move. You could craft pretend amusement park rides, cars and other vehicles, and anything your hands – and your imagination – could produce. As a matter of fact, erector sets are often used by engineers to make small models of their ideas in hopes of working out some kinks before building the real prototype. Disney Imagineers built their popular Soarin’ ride using an erector set first.
So, when it comes to choosing models of the spine that you can use to educate your patients, do you want static building blocks or a fully-movable erector set? The answer should be that you want the models that best demonstrate the workings of the spine…and ddd models, manufactured by Dynamic Disc Designs, fit the bill. The only fully-dynamic 3D spine models on the market, the ddd models offer doctor and patient an opportunity for a clear, concise, in-depth conversation about the lumbar or cervical spine, with details that make explaining spine problems easier than ever.
Truly, it’s all about the movement. The models created by Dr. Jerome Fryer, founder of Dynamic Disc Designs, move like the spine moves. Because of that very reason, an individual suffering from any number of spine disorders can learn not only why they are feeling discomfort but what will be done to help relieve the pain and what they can do to prolong that feeling of good health. With static models, you can see the bones and other features, but it’s impossible to surmise how they move. The same can be said for books and posters. The spine may be well drawn but these flat representations cannot demonstrate specific movement.
Have you ever watched children (and adults!) at a hands-on science museum? Perhaps you’re a big fan of “touch” exhibits, too. With ddd models, it’s rather the same as going to a wonderful interactive museum. Patients can hold the model in their hand, manipulate various parts of the spine, and walk away with a solid understanding of how it works.
Dynamic Disc Design offers models available in a variety of price ranges so they’re affordable even for those just starting their practice. If purchased in a bundle or in multiples, discounted prices are available. Each model is hand-crafted so slight variations may occur, but each is amazingly accurate and the ideal patient education tool for any type of spine specialist.
“These are great quality models! They look great and function just as I expected,” explains Dr. Jeremy Ryan. “Patients with intervertebral disc problems truly understand their issue and are much more likely to follow through with appropriate care.”