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VirtaMed ArthroS™ software update - the next level in diagnostic arthroscopy

November 24, 2015

Several new diagnostic puzzles, educational reading material, angled instruments, and the mystery case "unknown pathology" – a diagnostic challenge for even the more seasoned orthopedist. All these are introduced in the latest software update for VirtaMed ArthroS™ simulator.

The VirtaMed ArthroS™ arthroscopy simulator currently features three different modules: the shoulder, the knee, and the FAST module for basic skills training. The software update includes new features for all three modules, providing even better opportunities to train diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Twice as many diagnostic cases as before

You asked for it, we delivered: more content, more cases. The shoulder module now features a SLAP II, a Bankart lesion, and a complete rotator cuff tear; for the knee module we introduce a meniscus root tear, a peripheral meniscal tear, and a chondromalacia.

Unknown pathology: diagnosing just like in real life

When you select one of the standard diagnostic cases, the simulator will give you a description of the pathologies you ought to be looking for. But if you want to challenge yourself, you can select the new case, unknown pathology: The simulator will then pick a patient at random, and let you determine the pathologies. After you've finished the diagnostic tour, you will be quizzed about your findings and graded based on your answers.

Angled instruments help you reach the farthest corners

The punch and grasper have been standard tools of the VirtaMed ArthroS™ since the simulator was developed. This new update extends the tool set: in order to gain access to the most difficult areas of the joint, you will now have the opportunity to select various angled punches and graspers. The selection is done with a simple click on the touchscreen, without having to replace the physical tools.

Brush up your theory with educational content

While practical experience is one of the key advantages of surgical simulation, we will not leave you high and dry even when it comes to theory. The VirtaMed ArthroS™ simulators now come with crash courses on knee and shoulder arthroscopy, created by Robert A. Pedowitz, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus of University of California. The transition from up-to-date medical knowledge to hands-on implementation has never been this easy!
Read more about the VirtaMed ArthroS™ and our other simulators here.

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