Partnership Between AANA and VirtaMed Aims to Improve Arthroscopy Education
January 28, 2019Since the beginning of their exclusive partnership in January 2018, experts from the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and VirtaMed have worked together to develop the first of several enhancements to the ArthroS™ simulator for knee, shoulder, hip, and FAST.
VirtaMed awarded top Swiss exporter
March 26, 2019Over 95% of VirtaMed’s high-fidelity medical training simulators are exported from the company’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, to medical educators around the world. From the USA to China, the 11-year-old company aspires to change the way that medical skills are taught using virtual-reality based simulators.
Simulation with the 20+2 approach
April 06, 2019The standardized 20+2 approach for obstetric ultrasound examination, is included in the new Obstetric Ultrasound simulator from VirtaMed. Launched during the 2019 annual conference of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), VirtaMed’s GynoS™ simulator extends its training modules to include transabdominal and transvaginal obstetric ultrasound.
VirtaMed and Smith+Nephew partner for educational excellence
September 09, 2019Smith+Nephew, the global medical technology business, announces a collaboration with VirtaMed to provide surgical simulation training as part of their Training & Education portfolio for advanced surgical devices.
AANA’s Simulation Room: The Latest in Arthroscopy Education
September 30, 2019The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) will debut the AANA J. Whit Ewing, M.D. Simulation Room in the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Oct. 4. The room is named in honor of the late J. Whit Ewing, M.D., a founding member of AANA, former AANA president and pioneer of the “hands-on” advanced skills courses that AANA still offers today.
A revolution in laparoscopy training: KARL STORZ and VirtaMed leap beyond VR simulation
February 03, 2020KARL STORZ, the leading endoscope and surgical instruments manufacturer, and VirtaMed, world leader in medical training simulation, introduce a novel mixed reality simulator bringing innovation to laparoscopy skills training.
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).
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.
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 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)
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)
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.
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)
Simulation-based Arthroscopic Skills Using a Spaced Retraining Schedule Reduces Short-term Task Completion Time and Camera Path Length
Li Wei, M.D. Zhang Kai-Jun Yao Shun Xie Xiaobo, M.D. Han Weiyu, Ph.D. Xiong Wei-Bin, M.D. Tian Jing, M.D.The aim of this study was to investigate whether acquiring basic knee arthroscopic skills via a spaced retraining schedule could prevent skills deterioration and achieve further skills improvement.
Cadaver versus Simulator Based Arthroscopic Training in Shoulder Surgery
Gazi Huri, Mert Ruşen Gülşen, Ece Belen Karmiş, Doğaç KaragüvenThere are few studies that compare the cadaver dissections with the medical simulators in means of talent improvement. Therefore, the aim of this study is to find out if using cadaver dissections is still the golden standard for surgical training or using the medical simulators in surgery could replace cadaver dissections
The ASSET Global Rating Scale is a Valid and Reliable Adjunct Measure of Performance on a Virtual Reality Simulator for Hip Arthroscopy
Bishop M, Ode G, Hurwit D, Zmugg S, Rauck R, Nguyen J, Ranawat A.The purpose of this study is to further evaluate the construct validity and interobserver reliability of a hip arthroscopy virtual simulator using the Arthroscopic Surgery Skill Evaluation Tool (ASSET) global rating scale.
Active vs Passive Haptic Feedback Technology in Virtual Reality Arthroscopy Simulation: Which is Most Realistic?
Vaghela KR, Trockels A, Carobene M.Virtual Reality (VR) simulators are playing an increasingly prominent role in orthopaedic training and education. Face-validity - the degree to which reality is accurately represented - underpins the value of a VR simulator as a learning tool for trainees. Despite the importance of tactile feedback in arthroscopy, there is a paucity for evidence regarding the role of haptics in VR arthroscopy simulator realism.
The Diagnostic Arthroscopy Skill Score (DASS): a reliable and suitable assessment tool for arthroscopic skill training
Anetzberger H, Becker R, Eickhoff H, Seibert FJ, Döring B, Haasters F, Mohr M, Reppenhagen S.The results of this study indicate good validity and reliability of DASS for the assessment of the surgical performance of diagnostic knee arthroscopy during simulator training. Standardized training is recommended before arthroscopy surgery is considered in patients.
Module-Based Arthroscopic Knee Simulator Training Improves Technical Skills in Naive Learners: A Randomized Trial
Beaudoin A, Larrivée S, McRae S, Leiter J, Stranges G.Module-based simulation training provides additional training time and improves technical skills in naive health science students. It is hoped that this effect can be preserved and applied to junior resident developing in a busy residency program.
Validation of virtual reality arthroscopy simulator relevance in characterising experienced surgeons
Tronchot A, Berthelemy J, Thomazeau H, Huaulmé A, Walbron P, Sirveaux F, Jannin P.Virtual reality (VR) simulation is particularly suitable for learning arthroscopy skills. Despite significant research, one drawback often outlined is the difficulty in distinguishing performance levels (Construct Validity) in experienced surgeons. Therefore, it seems adequate to search new methods of performance measurements using probe trajectories instead of commonly used metrics.