Meet the VirtaMed ArthroS™ knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle simulator for arthroscopic skill training using an original arthroscope, camera and other surgical instruments adapted for simulation.
The VirtaMed ArthroS™ prepares trainees for the operating room quickly and efficiently. Support your trainees through their arthroscopic learning journey with progressively more complex training cases and society-endorsed and competency-based curriculum.
Numerous medical training institutions have found that integrating simulation into their curriculum both improves training outcomes and ultimately supports better patient care.
Simulators offer risk-free hands-on experience where students can make mistakes and test boundaries.
Teach with original instruments and highly realistic graphics to ease the transfer of skills from the simulator to the OR.
Step-by-step instructions help students develop basic arthroscopy skills before guiding them through increasingly complex diagnostic and therapeutic cases.
Fundamentals of Arthroscopy Surgery (FAST)
Give your trainees the skills they need to succeed in the operating room. The VirtaMed ArthroS™ FAST module uses real instruments and a series of competency-based courses to teach trainees the Fundamentals of Arthroscopy Surgery Training (FAST). The VirtaMed’s FAST model was developed in collaboration with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) as part of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) mandate for surgical skills training.
The FAST module accelerates learning by providing structured and ambidextrous training of arthroscopy skills such as image centering, horizon control, telescoping, triangulation, and using different optics. A strong foundation in the use of common arthroscopic instruments better prepares trainees for the next steps in their educational journey.
VirtaMed ArthroS™ Knee
Trainees have access to multiple didactic videos and a collection of expertly-designed and society-endorsed courses. This includes courses developed jointly with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and courses designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and the operating room.
Basic exercises and guided diagnostic tours develop instrument skills and teach trainees to identify key landmarks within the right knee. Therapeutic cases then give trainees the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills on a variety of knee pathologies including meniscus lesions, arthrosis, synovial membrane inflammations, and loose bodies.
Objectively assess trainees’ skills to set benchmarks and targets. Ensure trainees achieve predetermined levels of proficiency prior to entering the OR.
Use our society-endorsed courses to help students reach benchmarks, or work with us to create world-class courses of your own.
Provide students with detailed feedback reports to quickly identify areas for improvement.
Concepts of ACL Reconstruction
The supplementary ACL Reconstruction module is an add-on to the ArthroS™ Knee module. Developed specifically to teach ACL reconstruction, in this module trainees learn to diagnose an ACL tear, remove the injured ligament, and find the optimal locations for the replacement graft. The nature of the simulator allows students to explore in a risk-free environment how slight changes in the replacement graft’s location can affect the joint function.
Trainees gain experience through a variety of available cases, ranging from partial to complete ACL tears. Cases also include different complications encountered during routine ACL reconstructive procedures, better preparing trainees for the operating room.
VirtaMed ArthroS™ Shoulder
VirtaMed’s shoulder module supports both beach chair and lateral decubitus positions, and realistic joint movements, just like in the operating room. Trainees practice shoulder navigation with a 15-point shoulder exam and subsequent therapeutic cases let them hone their newly acquired skills on a variety of shoulder pathologies including SLAP and bankart lesions, PASTA tears, synovial membrane inflammations, impingements, and loose bodies.
Save Time and Money
Trainees with regular access to a simulator reach defined proficiency levels more quickly, meaning that they get into the OR sooner.
Residents first trained on a simulator take less time to complete procedures once they are in the OR – and make fewer errors.
Trainees enter the OR having already mastered the basics and can focus on learning more complex skills.
VirtaMed ArthroS™ Hip
Using simulation, you can teach all the hip essentials in a risk-free environment and have trainees master these skills all before they enter the operating room.
Provide the full clinical experience with real surgical tools, replaceable hip inserts, hip flexation and femur rotation, joint traction, and the ability to palpitate bony landmarks. VirtaMed ArthroS™ Hip’s new radiation-free fluoroscopy feature lets you teach correct access points without the additional costs of traditional fluoroscopic imaging or unnecessary exposure to radiation.
Once they have the basics of hip arthroscopy mastered, therapeutic cases give trainees the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills on a variety of hip pathologies including lesions in the labrum and cartilage, cam impingement, synovial inflammation, and loose bodies.
VirtaMed ArthroS™ Ankle
Given the inherent difficulty of ankle arthroscopy, simulation is a great risk-free training tool. The ArthroS™ Ankle module supports supine and posterior patient positioning and the opportunity to visualize the anterior and posterior aspects of the left ankle joint.
Leverage basic exercises and guided diagnostic tours to develop trainees’ instrument skills and teach trainees to identify key landmarks within the ankle. Therapeutic cases give trainees the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills on a variety of ankle pathologies, including anterior impingement, cartilage defects, synovitis, and loose bodies.