Knee surgery models

A knee to mount keyhole surgery training games inside.

We built these 'knees' as a commission for an outreach exhibit for a group working on keyhole surgery for knees, to allow participants to get a feel for the different approaches needed for keyhole as opposed to open surgery. The outsize knees, complete with booted feet, use games (and an arthroscope) supplied by Sawbones and more usually used as training equipment for arthroscopic surgeons.

The knee caps can be removed (see picture) so that participants can compare the view through the arthroscope with what's really there, and to allow games to be swapped in and out. 

You then close the lid and use proper arthroscopic tools to complete the task.

As the knees are intended as a travelling exhibit they are designed to fit in a standard 600x400x365mm box.