Simulators in surgical skills training

Gabrielle Tuijthof, Tim Horeman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeChapterScientific


Arthroscopy simulators allow standardized practice of basic skills in the knee and shoulder joint, including inspection and identification of all important structures in the joint with the arthroscope and probe. Arthroscopy simulators monitor trainee performance and provide feedback to assist training. Arthroscopy simulators require further validation, especially for the highest levels: predictive and transfer validity. None of the available simulators allows training of portal placement, which is considered highly relevant by a large number of physicians.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMotor Skills Training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
EditorsMustafa Karahan, João Espregueira-Mendes, H. Kaya Akan
Place of PublicationBerlin/Heidelberg, Germany
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-53229-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-53228-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Virtual Reality
  • Virtual Environment
  • Haptic Feedback
  • Virtual Reality Simulator
  • Bench Model


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