ARTHRO MENTOR
TESTIMONIALS

“I think that arthroscopy really lends itself to simulation and with the Simbionix simulator there’s tactile feedback that really gives the resident or the trainee a good sense of what it’s like to be in the knee or in the shoulder.”

Bradley Dunlap, MDARTHRO Mentor owner, Clinical Assistant Professor, NorthShore Medical Group, Chicago

“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. We’ve done a study demonstrating that the skills that they gain in using the ARTHRO Mentor are transferable to the operating room. In addition to training our residents and giving them a tool to improve their basic arthroscopic skills, the ARTHRO Mentor is also a wonderful way to evaluate their progress as they move from first, to second, to third year.

We found that the ARTHRO Mentor is user-friendly, and we keep it in our resident’s on-call room, so they can simply turn on the computer and pick up the instruments and start to practice. We have tests for them to go through and different levels for them to achieve on the ARTHRO Mentor and you certainly can tell the difference between the residents who’ve been on the ARTHRO Mentor and those that haven’t. 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, MDAssociate Professor, University of Chicago and Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Dr. Howard Sweeney

“The world is changing, especially in surgery in terms of teaching because you cannot learn motor skills without doing it yourself; you have to perform the procedures”.

Dr. Howard SweeneyARTHRO Mentor owner, Director, Psychomotor Skills and Virtual Reality Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Stephen J. Snyder

“I want to go on record as recommending the ARTHRO Mentor (formerly insight / insightArthroVR) virtual reality simulator for shoulder arthroscopy for any training institution that plans to maximize the opportunity to train surgeons in this difficult task”.

Stephen J. SnyderMD (SCOI CLASroom)
Dr. G. Gartsman

“…a wonderful surgical simulator…/… so residents can do hundreds of these before they start on their patients. So I think that is the future”.

Dr. G. GartsmanTexas Orthopaedic Hospital, Houston
Ramon Cugat

“We would like to highlight …/… what this innovation brings to the new era of specialized medical edu-cation”.

Ramon CugatMD (ISAKOS Communications Committee Chair)
Ofer Levy

“The ARTHRO Mentor (formerly insight / insightArthroVR) virtual reality arthroscopic simulator is the most advanced virtual reality simulator system for teaching and training arthroscopy surgery”.

Ofer LevyMD (BESS Education Committee)
Lennard Funk

“It certainly has proven to be the most realistic simulator I have found on the market thus far”.

Lennard FunkMD (Consultant Shoulder & Upper Limb Surgeon at Manchester Sports Medicine Clinic and Wrightington Hospital)

“This [validation] study clearly establishes construct validity showing that …/… arthroscopic simulation [i.e,ARTHRO Mentor (formerly insight / insightArthroVR) system] can measure actual clinical skills and not merely the ability to manipulate a simulator, thus confirming our hypothesis. [This hypothesis] was further validated by reproducing the test on a cadaveric model with the same results.”

Captain Dr. Kevin MartinDO, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX, USA