Precision OS Technology has created the first-of-its-kind arthroscopy simulator available on a mobile, wireless device (Oculus Quest) which will also be used by CONMED International for surgeon education.
The Vancouver company calls this development a major breakthrough in basic and advanced fundamentals of arthroscopy training.
The Precision OS method of VR simulation has proven superior to traditional approaches in a study published in the highly regarded orthopedic journal, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
In comparing traditional training methods with virtual reality, this research demonstrated how the Precision OS software enables surgeons to grasp procedural concepts significantly faster, while enhancing technical skill.
That type of aptitude is especially important in arthroscopic surgery. For example, hip arthroscopy training has an extensive learning curve. Surgeons may require as many as 100 cases before becoming proficient, which can take years to accomplish.
“Our partnership with CONMED International allows us to immediately expand globally on training surgeons on this complex procedure,” said Dr. Danny Goel, Orthopedic Surgeon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Precision OS.
“Given the challenges of arthroscopic training, the need for a surgeon-focused and patient-centered portable solution was very clear. Our company is thrilled to be able to offer this cutting-edge innovation to train surgeons on hip arthroscopy.”