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VirtaMed ArthroS™

  • Learn arthroscopy fundamentals with the ABOS-mandated FAST module
  • Increasingly complex cases for knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle arthroscopy
  • Practice with original surgical instruments to facilitate skills transfer to the OR
  • Gain experience with a large variety of different patient cases and pathologies
The VirtaMed ArthroS™ prepares trainees to quickly transition to the operating room by teaching practical arthroscopy skills in a risk-free environment. Trainees take ownership of their learning with competency-based courses and progressively more complex cases. The VirtaMed ArthroS™ offers interchangeable anatomical models (FAST, knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle) that accommodate trainees throughout their arthroscopic education.

Dr. Robert T. Burks, M.D., Dept. of orthopedic surgery, University of Utah, USA

The ability of the simulator to show a large number of different pathologies, to identify them and to document them distinguishes the VirtaMed ArthroS™ from training on conventional models, but also from training in the operating room or on cadavers where this high number of variability is not present. This is really what makes the VirtaMed ArthroS™ a unique training tool.

Fundamentals of Arthroscopy Surgery (FAST)

Give your trainees the skills they need to succeed in the operating room. The VirtaMed ArthroS™ FAST module uses real instruments and a series of competency-based courses to teach trainees the Fundamentals of Arthroscopy Surgery Training (FAST). The FAST was developed in collaboration with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) as part of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) mandate for surgical skills training.

The FAST module accelerates learning by providing structured and ambidextrous training of arthroscopy skills such as image centering, horizon control, telescoping, triangulation, and using different optics. A strong foundation in the use of common arthroscopic instruments better prepares trainees for the next steps in their educational journey.

VirtaMed ArthroS™ Knee

Trainees remain engaged and learn more quickly with the progressively more complex cases offered by the VirtaMed ArthroS™ Knee module. Trainees can take charge of their learning thanks to the easy accessibility of the simulator, immediate feedback reports, and guided diagnostic tours. With repeated use, trainees learn instrument management skills, how to perform a complete diagnostic arthroscopy, and how to treat the most common pathologies, all in a risk-free environment. 

Basic and diagnostic cases develop instrument skills and teach trainees to identify key landmarks within the knee. Therapeutic cases then give trainees the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills on a variety of knee pathologies including meniscus lesions, arthrosis, synovial membrane inflammations, and loose bodies. 

Trainees have access to multiple didactic videos and a collection of expertly-designed and society-endorsed courses. This includes courses developed jointly with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and courses designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and the operating room.

ACL Reconstruction

The supplementary ACL Reconstruction module is an add-on to the ArthroS™ Knee module. Developed specifically to teach ACL reconstruction, in this module trainees learn to diagnose an ACL tear, remove the injured ligament, and find the optimal locations for the replacement graft. The nature of the simulator allows students to explore in a risk-free environment how slight changes in the replacement graft's location can affect the joint function.

Trainees gain experience through a variety of available cases, ranging from partial to complete ACL tears. Cases also include different features and complications encountered during routine ACL reconstructive procedures, better preparing trainees for the operating room. 

Read about the ACL Reconstruction Module release

VirtaMed ArthroS™ Shoulder

Trainees remain engaged and learn more quickly with the progressively more complex cases offered by the VirtaMed ArthroS™ Shoulder module. Trainees can take charge of their learning thanks to the easy accessibility of the simulator, immediate feedback reports, and guided diagnostic tours. With repeated use, trainees learn instrument management skills, how to perform a complete diagnostic arthroscopy, and how to treat the most common pathologies, all in a risk-free environment. 

Basic and diagnostic cases develop instrument skills and teach trainees to identify key landmarks within the shoulder. Therapeutic cases give trainees the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills on a variety of shoulder pathologies including bankart lesions, synovial membrane inflammations, impingements, and loose bodies.

Trainees have access to multiple didactic videos and a collection of expertly-designed and society-endorsed courses. This includes courses developed jointly with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and courses designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and the operating room.

VirtaMed ArthroS™ Hip

Save time and money with the VirtaMed ArthroS™ Hip's new radiation-free fluoroscopy feature. This software allows trainees to identify the correct access points without the additional costs of traditional fluoroscopic imaging or unnecessary exposure to radiation.

Trainees remain engaged and learn more quickly with the progressively more complex cases offered by the VirtaMed ArthroS™ Hip module. Trainees can take charge of their learning thanks to the easy accessibility of the simulator, immediate feedback reports, and guided diagnostic tours. With repeated use, trainees learn instrument management skills, how to perform a complete diagnostic arthroscopy, and how to treat the most common pathologies, all in a risk-free environment.   

Basic and diagnostic cases develop instrument skills and teach trainees to identify key landmarks within the hip. Therapeutic cases give trainees the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills on a variety of hip pathologies including lesions in the labrum and cartilage, cam impingement, synovial inflammation, and loose bodies.

Trainees get the full clinical experience with real surgical tools, replaceable hip inserts, hip flexation and femur rotation, and the possibility of palpitating bony landmarks. In addition, trainees learn how to establish safe access to the hip joint in a safe environment with the use of zero-radiation fluoroscopy.

Read about the VirtaMed ArthroS™ Hip release

VirtaMed ArthroS™ Ankle

Trainees remain engaged and learn more quickly with the progressively more complex cases offered by the VirtaMed ArthroS™ Ankle module. Trainees can take charge of their learning thanks to the easy accessibility of the simulator, immediate feedback reports, and guided diagnostic tours. With repeated use, trainees learn instrument management skills, how to perform a complete diagnostic arthroscopy, and how to treat the most common pathologies, all in a risk-free environment.   

With a simulator, trainees gain more experience than they would if training only in the operating room. Basic and diagnostic cases develop instrument skills and teach trainees to identify key landmarks within the ankle. Therapeutic cases give trainees the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills on a variety of ankle pathologies including on patients with loose bodies or impingement in the ankle joint.

Read about the VirtaMed ArthroS™ Ankle release

Download factsheet VirtaMed ArthroS™ Ankle (PDF)

VirtaMed orthopedic platform

The VirtaMed ArthroS™ platform can come with a knee and/or shoulder and/or hip and/or ankle model. The switch between the four models can be easily done in 30 seconds.

The knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle model with magnetic tracking provide realistic tactile sensation. 

For an optimal learning experience, the trainee uses original OR instruments and tools such as an original arthroscope, palpation hook, grasper, cutting punch, or shaver. The instruments are equipped with sensors and allow for fluid handling, camera technique, and familiarize trainees with the concept of 0, 30, and 70-degree optics.

The anatomic model and a high-end PC are mounted on a movable display cart with height-adjustable 23” multi touch-screen.




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