Anatomy of an Athlete at Royal College of Surgeons’ Hunterian Museum
March 15, 2012 § Leave a Comment
A new exhibition just opened at the Hunterian Museum in the Royal College of Surgeons, London showcases the anatomy of the elite olympic athletes and some of the injuries their bodies may endure.
From top to bottom; Richard Neave and Denise Smith have created a wax sculpture of Paralympic T42 200m and 400m world record holder Richard Whitehead, who was born with no lower legs and uses Össur prosthetic feet. Emily Evans (me!) developed a triptych depicting the sequence of events when an avulsion (tearing) of the Hamstrings occurs and the surgical technique used to repair it. Jo Culley has highlighted the what the stresses of intensive exercise can have on hockey player Richard Smith’s body. Catherine Sulzmann created a film of slalom canoeists Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott, and using 3D animation helped visualise the keyhole operation to repair Stott’s anterior shoulder dislocation.