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"The ARTHRO Mentor is the wave of the future… It allows us to give our residents a tool that can train them in those types of arthroscopic skills that they really can’t get other than actually using the arthroscope… the ARTHRO Mentor is also a wonderful way to evaluate their progress as they move from first, to second, to third year… We make it a prerequisite that they first train on the ARTHRO Mentor before they start operating on live patients in the operating room."

Sherwin Ho, MD Associate Professor, University of Chicago, Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship. More Testimonials...

ARTHRO Mentor™

ARTHRO Mentor™ is an advanced arthroscopic training simulator. As the most effective tool for arthroscopic surgery skills acquisition, the system reduces training time and considerably improves the learning curve of the complex surgery techniques.

The simulator features a line of simulated procedures, combining fiberglass anatomical models (shoulder and knee) with 3D images and haptic sensation, to allow users to learn key aspects of the procedures. Simulated procedures are performed utilizing a realistic set of tools as used in the OR including the arthroscopic camera, which allow the trainee to acquire a true-to-life hands-on experience.

Hardware includes:

  • Detailed realistic anatomical models
  • Realistic surgical instruments adapted for use with the simulator
  • Haptic device
  • Elevated platform and adjustable tools location for maximal comfort

Software includes:

  • Training curricula including tasks and full surgical procedure cases
  • Statistic and graphic data for training assessment
  • User management capabilities

The ARTHRO Mentor library of cases includes a didactic sequence of training tasks to develop the navigation skills required to reach the eye-hand coordination using both the arthroscopic camera and the virtual instruments.
Training modules in increasing difficulty include healthy anatomies and various pathologies in the following:

  • Fundamentals of Arthroscopic Surgery Training (FAST)
  • General arthroscopic skills
  • Shoulder diagnostic procedures
  • Knee diagnostic procedures
  • Shoulder therapeutic procedures
  • Knee therapeutic procedures
We at Simbionix welcome the input of the Medical Community, and would appreciate your feedback. Please email Ofer Thaler, Product Manager at


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