“We found that residents beginning the five year residency program didn’t have the necessary skills to succeed in the operating room as it pertained to arthroscopy. They didn’t know how to hold the instrumentation nor operate with the arthroscope. Although they had the theoretical knowledge of the anatomy and different surgical approaches, when it came to performing arthroscopy of the shoulder, hip, and knee, they lacked a basic comfort level with the instrumentation and spatial orientation to perform these procedures.”
“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”.
“I want to go on record as recommending the ARTHRO Mentor virtual reality simulator for shoulder arthroscopy for any training institution that plans to maximize the opportunity to train surgeons in this difficult task”.
“…a wonderful surgical simulator…/… so residents can do hundreds of these before they start on their patients. So I think that is the future”.
“We would like to highlight …/… what this innovation brings to the new era of specialized medical edu-cation”.
“The ARTHRO Mentor virtual reality arthroscopic simulator is the most advanced virtual reality simulator system for teaching and training arthroscopy surgery”.
“It certainly has proven to be the most realistic simulator I have found on the market thus far”.
“This [validation] study clearly establishes construct validity showing that …/… arthroscopic simulation [i.e,ARTHRO Mentor 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.”