BRISTOL, UK--A life-size model of a face
with the look, feel, and color of real tissue allows medical students
to recognize a wide variety of skin lesions--basal cell carcinomas,
malignant melanomas, cysts, and warts--and practice a number of
procedures, including lesion removal and planning of incisions.
The face is one of a line of soft-tissue simulators produced by Limbs
and Things Limited. The companys first product was a heart
model designed to demonstrate atrial septal defect, including a patch
that can be stitched on to the defect and removed, allowing for
re-use of the simulator. Other models for use in minor surgery
workshops include an ingrown toenail simulator and an intramuscular
pad for practicing injections.
Limbs and Things Limited can be reached at Radnor Business Centre,
Radnor Road, Horfield, Bristol, UK BS7 8QS. Telephone: +44 117 944
6466; fax: +44 117 994 6222.