The Development of an Educational Training Package Incorporating the Anterolateral Ligament into Standard Knee Anatomy Using Cadaveric Dissection and Digital Reconstruction

Humphreys, C., Livingstone, D. and Rea, P. (2015) The Development of an Educational Training Package Incorporating the Anterolateral Ligament into Standard Knee Anatomy Using Cadaveric Dissection and Digital Reconstruction. Shaping the Future of Technology-Enhanced Learning AMEE eLearning Symposium, Glasgow, Scotland, 5-6 Sep 2015.

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Abstract

Background: Medical education and surgical approaches are constantly evolving to remain in touch with recent advances. Recently, the anterolateral ligament (A.L.L.) was “discovered” as a distinct ligamentous structure from the knee capsule. This project aimed to incorporate the A.L.L. into an educational training package utilising both cadaveric dissection and digital reconstruction. Summary of work: Detailed cadaveric dissection was carried out to identify the A.L.L. This was captured using digital photography. Using this imagery, an accurate model of the A.L.L. was developed using widely available software. Following the creation of the A.L.L. model, it was incorporated into a series of animations showing movement of the lower limb. The model was then incorporated into a 3D interactive application bringing the A.L.L., and related knee anatomy into the digital age. Summary of results: The 3D interactive model of the lower limb allows the A.L.L. to be visualised. Four separate animations were created illustrating the ALL’s function naturally and post injury. The 3D interactive application has a high degree of interactivity with an inbuilt multiple-choice quiz allowing users to test their anatomical knowledge. There is also the option for users to view dissection images of the A.L.L. and enhance their knowledge on this new area of anatomy. Conclusions: This project has created a novel educational training package that allows the users to build on their existing knowledge of the knee by incorporating recent research. Take-home message: This project incorporates recent research into a novel educational training package for healthcare professionals of knee anatomy.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Humphreys, Mr Craig and Rea, Dr Paul
Authors: Humphreys, C., Livingstone, D., and Rea, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences

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