Arch Plast Surg 2017 May 22;44(3):223-227. Epub 2017 May 22.
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, CA, USA.
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J Hand Surg Am 2017 May 17;42(5):389.e1-389.e9. Epub 2017 Mar 17.
Rothman Institute at the Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
Purpose: The utilization of surgical simulation continues to grow in medical training. The TouchSurgery application (app) is a new interactive virtual reality smartphone- or tablet-based app that offers a step-by-step tutorial and simulation for the execution of various operations. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of the app versus traditional teaching modalities utilizing the "Carpal Tunnel Surgery" module. Read More
Surg Endosc 2011 Apr 24;25(4):1012-8. Epub 2010 Aug 24.
JEC 2046, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110, 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA.
Background: Morbid obesity accounts for more than 90,000 deaths per year in the United States. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is the second most common weight loss procedure performed in the US and the most common in Europe and Australia. Simulation in surgical training is a rapidly advancing field that has been adopted by many to prepare surgeons for surgical techniques and procedures. Read More
J Biomed Inform 2014 Apr 28;48:122-9. Epub 2013 Dec 28.
Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai 200011, China.
Objective: Bone sawing or cutting is widely used for bone removal processes in bone surgery. It is an essential skill that surgeons should execute with a high level of experience and sensitive force perception. Surgical training simulators, with virtual and haptic feedback functions, can offer a safe, repeatable and cost-effective alternative to traditional surgeries. Read More
BJU Int 2014 May 20;113(5):836-42. Epub 2014 Mar 20.
USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Objectives: To evaluate robotic dry laboratory (dry lab) exercises in terms of their face, content, construct and concurrent validities. To evaluate the applicability of the Global Evaluative Assessment of Robotic Skills (GEARS) tool to assess dry lab performance.
Materials And Methods: Participants were prospectively categorized into two groups: robotic novice (no cases as primary surgeon) and robotic expert (≥30 cases). Read More