Cleveland, OH: Simbionix USA Corporation, the world’s leading provider of medical simulation, training and education products, is pleased to release a virtual reality training module for FAST (Fundamentals of Arthroscopic Surgery Training) in response to the needs of surgeons.
Less invasive and easier on patients than orthopaedic open surgery techniques, arthroscopic procedures have become more common for surgeons to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. These procedures are challenging to surgeons, as they require ambidextrous triangulation in three dimensions, guided by a two-dimensional video display. In order to create a structured curriculum for sequential development of basic knowledge and arthroscopic motor skills, the AANA, AAOS and ABOS collaborated to create the FAST program.
The Simbionix ARTHRO Mentor™ is the most validated arthroscopic surgery virtual reality training simulator in the market. Training modules for shoulder and knee arthroscopic procedures have over 70 cases to practice basic skills, diagnostic skills and full procedure cases.
The new FAST module offered on the ARTHRO Mentor is a unique virtual reality training module that complements the FAST program. It includes didactic content alongside hands-on training of arthroscopic skills to facilitate mastery of the basics to become a better surgeon. Using this training module will help students learn arthroscopic skills sequentially before they are taught the full surgical procedure.
“Simbionix is committed to the advancement of education and training, and ever since we entered the field of arthroscopy we have invested in the development of training modules for the ARTHRO Mentor. The FAST module is a critical addition to the ARTHRO Mentor, as it will allow teaching arthroscopic skills progressively via a curriculum-based, hands-on, cost-effective education program, as envisioned by the AANA, AAOS and ABOS leaders” said Inbal Mazor, Simbionix VP of Global Marketing.
Stop by Simbionix booth #3633 at AAOS in New Orleans, March 12-14 for a hands-on experience of this new educational module alongside the new Labral repair module to practice SLAP, Bankart and Posterior Bankart procedures.