The 3B Scientific A82 life-size human knee joint model is used for anatomical study of joint movement, and is flexible for demonstrating abduction, anteversion, retroversion, and internal/external rotation motions. The model consists of portions of the femur, tibia, and fibula; a meniscus, and a patella with a quadriceps tendon and joint ligaments, including the ACL and PCL. The A82 is mounted on a removable stand for display, and is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, which is corrosion resistant, lightweight, and has high strength. PVC resists reactions with acids, gasoline, alcohol, and hydrocarbons. Anatomical models are typically used as educational aids in medical and scientific classrooms and office settings.
The model measures 4.7 x 4.7 x 13.4 inches/12.0 x 12.0 x 34.0cm (L x W x H). (L is the horizontal distance from left to right; W is the horizontal distance from front to back; H is the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point.)
Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.
3B Scientific manufactures anatomical models, simulators, charts, and other training materials for use in scientific, medical, and patient education. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, 3B Scientific meets ISO 9001: 2008 standards.