|Skin: The material
used has the
correct "feel" and compliance for handling and the positioning
of surgical instruments.
Mouth and Nose: In the mouth the correct
adult dentition is provided and all airways are anatomically correct and
patent. The tongue, soft palate and uvula are present.
Neck: The seven cervical vertebrae are held in normal flexion.
The spinal cord, nerve roots and vertebral arteries are present. For
simulated transoral odontoidectomy replacement "snap-in"
components are provided for the arch of C1 and odontoid peg for use
after the originals have been drilled away.
Skull: The bones have been individually sculpted for
anatomical accuracy. The "bone" material may be drilled in a
similar way to real bone.
Brain: The material used to simulate brain tissue
has a soft feel and
may be retracted. Vertebral arteries, circle of Willis and internal
carotid arteries are present.
Anaesthesia: Hillway Man is ideal for
practising naso-tracheal and oro-tracheal intubation techniques. The model closely conforms to human
pharyngeal anatomy with a realistic shape, feel and weight with obvious
advantages over its closest alternative.
Surgery: Hillway Man was originally designed for practising transoral-surgery
in conjunction with posterior occipital/vertebral
"bone" material reacts to being drilled in a similar fashion
to real bone. Each model is supplied with "snap-in"
replacement odontoid peg, arch of C1 and clivus components. Other
surgical techniques involving the head and neck are possible
Dental Surgery: Hillway Man has full adult dentition securely
anchored in both upper and lower jaws. The teeth may be drilled out or
removed and replacements are available. The feel and compliance of the
lips and cheeks are very close to the human anatomy they simulate.