Performing arthroscopic procedures requires the surgeon to coordinate complicated hand motions ambidextrously without direct visualization.
This course is designed to gradually train the learner on maneuvering the camera and the instrument to thoroughly obtain the necessary skills.

The course includes 4 assignments- each one is focused on a specific skill and in increasing levels of difficulty:

Assignment 1- Camera handling

Assignment 2- Probing stationary non-directional targets

Assignment 3- Probing stationary directional targets

Assignment 4- Linear probe movement

  • The learner will be able to hold the camera steady.
  • The learner will become experienced in moving the camera between targets with minimal movement.
  • The learner will become experienced in navigating the probe while holding the camera steady.
  • The learner will acquire the hand-eye coordination capabilities relevant for arthroscopic procedures.
Target Audience
  • Orthopedic surgery residents from PGY1 through PGY3.
  • Practicing orthopedic surgeons with limited experience performing arthroscopic surgery.
  • Beginning arthroscopists.
  • The learner has little or no prior knowledge or experience with arthroscopy.
  • The learner has not had prior arthroscopic motor skills practice.
  • The learner has prior anatomical knowledge of the knee and hip joints and the arthroscopic portals.
Suggested Time Length

Completion of the entire course should take between 2-3 hours.

  • Surgical Science

The full curriculum may be found here:

Comprehensive Triangulation Curriculum