Comparison Of Three Virtual Reality Arthroscopic Simulators As Part Of An Orthopedic Residency Educational Curriculum
Kevin D Martin, DO, MAJ, MC, Craig C Akoh, MD, Annunziato Amendola, MD, Phinit Phisitkul, MDOrthopedic education continues to move towards evidence-based curriculum in order to comply with new residency accreditation mandates. There are currently three high fidelity arthroscopic virtual reality (VR) simulators available, each with multiple instructional modules and simulated arthroscopic procedures. The aim of the current study is to assess face validity, defined as the degree to which a procedure appears effective in terms of its stated aims, of three available VR simulators.
Asymmetry in Dominant / Non-Dominant Hand Performance Differentiates Novices from Experts on an Arthroscopy Virtual Reality Serious Game
Robert PEDOWITZ, MD, PhD, Gregg NICANDRI, MD, and Stefan TUCHSCHMID, PhDSafe and effective arthroscopic surgery requires ambidextrous motor skills. The current study examined dominant versus non-dominant hand performance on a virtual reality serious game in a group of expert arthroscopic surgeons (n=15) compared to a group of orthopedic surgery residents (n=10).
Validation of a virtual reality-based simulator for shoulder arthroscopy
Stefan Rahm, Marco Germann, Andreas Hingsammer, Karl Wieser, Christian GerberThis study was to determine face and construct validity of a new virtual reality-based shoulder arthroscopy simulator which uses passive haptic feedback.
Validating a global rating scale to monitor individual resident learning curves during arthroscopic knee meniscal repair
Alvand A1, Logishetty K, Middleton R, Khan T, Jackson WF, Price AJ, Rees JL.PURPOSE: To determine whether a global rating scale (GRS) with construct validity can also be used to assess the learning curve of individual orthopaedic trainees during simulated arthroscopic knee meniscal repair.
Evaluation of a virtual-reality-based simulator using passive haptic feedback for knee arthroscopy
Sandro F. Fucentese, Stefan Rahm, Karl Wieser, Jonas Spillmann, Matthias Harders, Peter P. KochSimulator training in orthopaedics is still in its infancy. The aim of this study is to determine face and construct validity of a new virtual reality simulator (VirtaMed ArthroS™) for diagnostic and therapeutic knee arthroscopy by analysis of simulator metrics of participants with varying arthroscopy experience.
Center of excellence University of Utah, USAThe University of Utah wanted to enhance surgical education in the orthopedic department. The goal is simply to use the latest educational means available for the training of young surgeons, i.e. virtual reality simulators. After comparing the different simulators currently on the market and their training abilities, the decision was clear. Watch the video below and see why Dr. Burks of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery prefers the VirtaMed ArthroS™ arthroscopy simulator over other training tools.
Center of excellence Würzburg, GermanyAs the very first hospital in Germany, König-Ludwig-Haus uses the arthroscopy simulator VirtaMed ArthroS™ for the education of resident physicians. The simulator is an inherent part of the curriculum and receives positive feedback from young surgeons. Dr. Stephan Reppenhagen also perceives a positive effect on the learning curve of young physicians, way before their first guided procedure in the operating room.
Center of excellence Balgrist University Hospital, SwitzerlandBalgrist University Hospital wants to provide thorough hands-on medical training for new practitioners without compromising patient experience and safety. This is why they helped us develop the VirtaMed ArthroS™ orthopedics simulator.
VirtaMed @ IMSH 2017
January 29, 2017 - January 31, 2017VirtaMed brings its entire surgical simulator family to the International Meeting On Simulation In Healthcare 2017 in Orlando. Come gain a fresh perspective and enter the next level in surgical training!
VirtaMed @ Arab Health 2017
January 30, 2017 - February 02, 2017VirtaMed will present its entire surgical simulator family at the Arab Health 2017 conference in Dubai on 30 January–2 February. Visit the Swiss Pavilion for a hands-on demonstration.
VirtaMed @ EFORT 2017
May 31, 2017 - June 02, 2017Join us for EFORT 2017 orthopedics conference in Vienna and try out the ArthroS™ virtual reality simulator for arthroscopy.
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