Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (3): 407-410.

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Application of 3D printing knee joint model in osteoarthritis clinic teaching for eight-year program medical students

NIU Shun1, MA Bao-an1, LONG Hua1, WANG Dan2, CHEN Hui-yun2, ZHANG Yan3, ZHOU Yong1*   

  1. 1. Department of Orthopedics;
    2. Department of Educational Administration;
    3. Department of Oncology, Tangdu Hospital, Air Force Military Medical University, Xi'an 710038, China
  • Received:2019-03-08 Revised:2019-05-29 Online:2020-03-05 Published:2020-03-02
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Abstract: Objective To explore the teaching effect of 3D printing knee joint model in eight-year osteoarthritis lecture. Methods Eight-year program students in grade 2014 were selected and randomly divided into an experimental group and a control group. 3D printing knee joint model display + animation demonstration + LBL teaching were used in the experimental group, while animation demonstration + LBL teaching were used in the control group. Teaching effect was evaluated through examination scores and teaching quality evaluation. Results The examina-tion scores, teaching quality scores and the excellent rate of teaching quality were all significantly higher in the experiment group than those in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusions The 3D printing model can enhance the learning enthusiasm and improve students' mastery of knowledge and so is recommended.

Key words: 3D printing, osteoarthritis, education, arthroplasty

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