The Wellden Medical Anatomical Skeleton is detailed enough to be useful in clinical and educational settings, but it lacks finer details, such as muscle insertions and origins. In addition, its bones aren't numbered, but there is an included bone guide. It should also be noted that this model doesn't have a flexible spine.
The skeleton is moderately detailed, with a three-part mounted skull and removable limbs for closer study. Individually inserted teeth provide extra realism, although the teeth are not removable. The vertebral artery and nerve branches are indicated along the spine. However, Wellden's offering focuses on the skeletal system, so you won't find any musculature, muscle insertion or origin points, and no ligaments, tendons, or connective tissue.
Wellden's skeleton model is a natural casting of an adult human male, so you'll see the natural striations and imperfections in the PVC bones. The bones are solid to provide durability and realistic weight.
While the limbs are articulated and have full range of motion, the spine and the hands and feet do not. The extremities are wired together, so there is some flexibility, but they don't provide a realistic range of motion.
Wellden's human skeleton model also has a rigid spine, rather than one that flexes and bends naturally. This limits the skeleton's use to display and some demonstration purposes, making it unsuitable for students and professionals who study or treat the back. It does, however, have a herniated disc between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae. The pelvic-mounted stand ensures you can move the model around easily and examine the skull in detail.
The Wellden Medical Anatomical Skeleton is firmly in the middle when it comes to educational value. Because it doesn't have numbered or color-coded bones, it's of limited value when trying to learn bone names and placements in the early stages of anatomical education. However, this plastic skeleton model comes with a bone guide, so it's useful for quizzes and demonstrations in the later stages of skeletal education.
This budget-friendly life-size skeleton is comparatively basic, but offers enough detail, including a three-part skull and 200 separate bone pieces, to be useful in both professional and educational settings. Its lack of additional body systems and advanced structures like muscle origins and insertions means this model is well-suited to the study of the skeletal system.