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Press Releases from Erler-Zimmer GmbH & Co. KG (11 total)

Erler-Zimmer presents new skeleton model Oscar

The latest member of the skeleton model family by Erler-Zimmer was named Oscar today. The model is a reproduction of a male adult skeleton made of a durable, unbreakable plastic material; the about 200 bones of the skeleton correspond with real human bones in size and nearly in weight. Unlike other skeleton models with metal joints, Oscar has flexible rubber attachments in the shoulder, hip and knee joints that allow life-like,

First warning breast lumps: How can symptoms for breast cancer be identified?

Breast cancer or mast carcinoma is the most frequent type of cancer for women. Almost 60,000 breast cancers are reported annually in Germany. At a higher age, after the menopause, the risk is increasing significantly. An easy method to discover breast cancer in an early stage is self examination of the breast. The best time period to palpate the breasts is in the first days of menstruation, women in menopause can

A secret problem – Taboo hemorrhoids

Often it starts with a burning sensation on the skin. This is not only painful but also embarrassing, because it appears in a very intimate place, namely in the rectum. Many people have inhibitions to talk about problems with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids itself are really only arteriovenous vascular pads at the end of the rectum and are necessary for safe closure of the anus. If the veins will dilate and bulge

A secret problem – Taboo hemorrhoids

Often it starts with a burning sensation on the skin. This is not only painful but also embarrassing, because it appears in a very intimate place, namely in the rectum. Many people have inhibitions to talk about problems with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids itself are really only arteriovenous vascular pads at the end of the rectum and are necessary for safe closure of the anus. If the veins will dilate and bulge

Product innovation – Erler-Zimmer introduces auscultation trainer with upgrade …

Even these days auscultation of heart and lung sounds are an essential part of every medical examination. Auscultation results are often the initial indication for further diagnosis. Learning auscultation is still one of the most challenging tasks medical students have to master, especially because learning on a real patient is almost impossible due to the sheer number of different sounds. The specialist for anatomical models and medical simulators Erler-Zimmer now presents

Herniated vertebral disk – how to recognize, understand and treat properly

Almost everybody has once suffered pain in the lower part of the back, which is a symptom of a herniated vertebral disk. But is this really an alarming sign? In fact only 3-5 % of acute dorsal pain is caused by a slipped disk. What happens actually when suffering a spinal disk herniation and how can it be recognized? Vertebral disks are elastic, about 5-20 mm thick cartilage disks which are

Osteoporosis: Risk of fractures rises because of bone atrophy

Altough about 25 % of the Germans suffer under bone atrophy, the prohylaxis against osteoporosis and its therapy are still neglected. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones, whereas the bone density will decrease because of a quick degradation of the bone mass and structure. Comparing the healthy with the osteoporotic bone structure, the transformation of the bone architecture is clearly visible. As a result of the disease the bone

Development disorders during adolescence: Orchidometer allows early diagnoses

Puberty signifies the corporal development of a child growing into an adult. A late or abnormal development can be an important clue to an endogrinologic genectic disease. Effects of these diseases are not only the abscence of sexual maturity, but also osteoporosis of the bones, a reduced growth as well as the patient can suffer under psychological strain because of the undersized primary and secondary sexual organs. The chance of

Erler-Zimmer develops new skin suture trainer

The specialist for medical simulators Erler-Zimmer has designed a new model for practicing different suture techniques together with the University Medicine Göttingen. The set includes a suture pad and a holder with suction cups. It allows students to practice the surgical suturing again and again. The suturing resistance of the artificial pad is almost like the real skin. The material is very robust and guarantees a long term use. The

Product innovation: First presentation of a flexible hand skeleton model

This new skeleton model with built-in joints shows the range of motion of finger bones. The finger mechanism relies on the joints of the separate finger bones, which are also known as phalanges. In fact the articulations between the phalanges apply to the hinge joints. The phalanges consist of the following parts: Proximal phalanges This bone is also named as the first finger bone. It is also the longest phalange. The metacarpal

How to explain the origin and source of dorsal pain vividly

Dorsal pain is one of the most frequently mentioned disorders by the patients in medical practices. Many people complain regularly about pain in the back. However, the sources are numerous and include psychological causes such as dissatisfaction as well as lack of physical activity and overstressing. Therefore, the principle of a successful therapy includes a detailed conversation with the patient in order to diagnose the disorders. A vividly designed model can