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Numerous medical training institutions have found that integrating simulation into their curriculum both improves training outcomes and ultimately supports better patient care.
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Trainees with regular access to a simulator reach defined proficiency levels more quickly, meaning that they get into the OR sooner.
- Residents first trained on a simulator take less time to complete procedures once they are in the OR - and make fewer errors.
Trainees enter the OR having already mastered the basics and can focus on learning more complex skills.
Surgical Games: A Simulation-Based Structured Assessment of Orthopedic Surgery Resident Technical Skills
Blevins J, Felix K, Ling D, Sculco P, McCarthy M, Demetracopoulos C, Ranawat A, Fufa D.We describe the development and implementation of a timed, multitask, station-based Surgical Games to evaluate orthopedic resident surgical skills. (ArthroS™, VirtaMed AG, Schlieren, Switzerland)
Virtual reality simulator improves the acquisition of basic arthroscopy skills in first-year orthopedic surgery residents
Walbron P, Common H, Thosazeau H, Hosseini K, Peduzzi L, Bulaid Y, Sirvequx F.Arthroscopy training using a virtual reality (VR) simulator is said to improve the training of orthopedic surgery residents, although it has never been evaluated in a large representative population of first-year residents.
Lessons Taught by a Knee Arthroscopy Simulator About Participants in a European Arthroscopy Training Programme
Baumann, Q., Hardy, A., Courage, O., Lacombes, P., Accadbled, F., European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Sports Study Group, Junior French Arthroscopic Society.To assess the face, content and construct validity of a virtual reality hip arthroscopy simulator (ArthroS™, VirtaMed AG, Schlieren, Switzerland)
Validation of a Novel Hip Arthroscopy Simulator: Establishing Construct Validity
Cychosz C, Khazi Z, Karam M, Duchman K, Willey M, Westermann R.To assess the face, content and construct validity of a virtual reality hip arthroscopy simulator (ArthroS™, VirtaMed AG, Schlieren, Switzerland)
Validation of the Hip Arthroscopy Module of the VirtaMed Virtual Reality Arthroscopy Trainer
Gallagher K, Bahadori S, Antonis J, Immins T, Wainwright TW, Middleton R.To assess the face, content and construct validity of a virtual reality hip arthroscopy simulator (ArthroS™, VirtaMed AG, Schlieren, Switzerland)
Lessons Taught by a Knee Arthroscopy Simulator About Participants in a European Arthroscopy Training Programme
Baumann, Q., Hardy, A., Courage, O., Lacombes, P., Accadbled, F., European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Sports Study Group, Junior French Arthroscopic Society.Investigates the hypothesis that a theoretical and practical training course improves the scores achieved on an arthroscopy simulator task.
Validation of a Virtual Reality–Based Hip Arthroscopy Simulator
Bauer D, Wieser K, Aichmair A, Zingg P, Dora C, Rahm STo assess construct and face validity of a novel virtual reality–based hip arthroscopy simulator using the previously validated Arthroscopic Surgery Skills Evaluation Tool (ASSET), metric parameters, and a questionnaire.
Efficacy of an Arthroscopic Virtual Based Simulator for Orthopedic Surgery Residents by Year in Training
Yari S, Jandhyala C, Sharareh B, Athiviraham A, Shybut T.Determine the utility of the ArthroS™ arthroscopic simulator for orthopedic trainees based on their level of training (to determine at what point in training the simulator offers the most benefit for trainees).
Efficacy of standardized training on a virtual reality simulator to advance knee and shoulder arthroscopic motor skills
Stefan Rahm, Karl Wieser, David E. Bauer, Felix WA Waibel, Dominik C. Meyer, Christian Gerber and Sandro F. FucenteseMost studies demonstrated, that training on a virtual reality based arthroscopy simulator leads to an improvement of technical skills in orthopaedic surgery. However, how long and what kind of training is optimal for young residents is unknown. In this study we tested the efficacy of a standardized, competency based training protocol on a validated virtual reality based knee- and shoulder arthroscopy simulator.
Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation for Arthroscopy Training
Robert A. PedowitzThere is little doubt that the medical profession stands at a major crossroads with regards to the fundamental structure of surgical education. Although the apprenticeship model has been used for centuries, we are rapidly moving toward a new era of proficiencybased education. This transition is motivated by several important factors, including greater emphasis upon patient safety, increased focus on educational efficacy, and a shift toward objectively measured performance outcomes (i.e., demonstration of clinical proficiency). At the same time, the paradigm shift is challenged by limitations imposed by trainee work hour restrictions and by the initial investments and ongoing expenses associated with implementation of new training paradigms.
Which Global Rating Scale? A Comparison of the ASSET, BAKSSS, and IGARS for the Assessment of Simulated Arthroscopic Skills.
Middleton RM, Baldwin MJ, Akhtar K, Alvand A, Rees JLBACKGROUND: With the move to competency-based models of surgical training, a number of assessment methods have been developed. Of these, global rating scales have emerged as popular tools, and several are specific to the assessment of arthroscopic skills. Our aim was to determine which one of a group of commonly used global rating scales demonstrated superiority in the assessment of simulated arthroscopic skills.
Validation of the updated ArthroS simulator: face and construct validity of a passive haptic virtual reality simulator with novel performance metrics
Patrick Garfjeld Roberts, Paul Guyver, Mathew Baldwin, Kash Akhtar, Abtin Alvand, Andrew J. Price, Jonathan L. ReesPurpose: To assess the construct and face validity of ArthroS, a passive haptic VR simulator. A secondary aim was to evaluate the novel performance metrics produced by this simulator.
Knee, Shoulder, and Fundamentals of Arthroscopic Surgery Training: Validation of a Virtual Arthroscopy Simulator
Josef N. Tofte, Brian O. Westerlind, Kevin D. Martin, Brian L. Guetschow, Bastián Uribe-Echevarria, Chamnanni Rungprai, Phinit PhisitkulPurpose: To validate the knee, shoulder, and virtual Fundamentals of Arthroscopic Training (FAST) modules on a virtual arthroscopy simulator via correlations with arthroscopy case experience and postgraduate year.
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.
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.
AANA Exclusive PartnershipThe Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and VirtaMed have signed a two-year collaboration agreement making VirtaMed the preferred and exclusive partner for Virtual Reality Simulation training. ANNA and VirtaMed will work together to advance and improve the training of arthroscopic surgery skills and standards for proficiency-based training curricula by leveraging the latest virtual reality simulation technology and ANNA’s expertise in Arthroscopic Surgery education.
SFA and CFCOT CollaborationSince 1 November 2017, every surgical resident in France is supposed to get training on a simulator. To determine the best approach for arthroscopy, the French College of Orthopedic Surgery (CFCOT) is conducting a nationwide study in arthroscopic training methods in collaboration with the Francophone Society of Arthroscopy (SFA) and VirtaMed. The second data set will be collected during a tour to several University Hospitals, concluding at the Western Orthopedic Society (SOO) Congress in Rennes on 28–30 June, 2018.
Reference Center 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.
Reference Center 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.
Reference Center 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.
Reference Center Orthopaedic Research Institute of Bournemouth University, UKThe Orthopaedic Research Institute of Bournemouth University is the first place in the world to train on their own VirtaMed ArthroS™ hip simulator. Profs. Rob Middleton and Tom Wainwright from BUORI know how difficult it is to train for the keyhole surgery that hip arthroscopy needs, and want to provide their trainees the opportunity to do so. The orthopedic surgeons at BUORI continue to help VirtaMed develop the hip to the needs of physicians.
Reference Center University of Missouri Kansas City School of MedicineFounded in 1971, UMKC's School of Medicine has always been ahead of the curve in training physicians. The School’s innovative curriculum provides students with early and continuous patient-care experience and fully integrates liberal arts/humanities, basic sciences and clinical medicine. The learning environment de-emphasizes competition and encourages learning through close faculty-student interaction and student partnerships.
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