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Surgery Residents Begin Training in VR

BWW News Desk
April 09, 2019

Vancouverbased Precision OS has partnered with 10 North American universities and medical institutions to bring their highfidelity virtual reality orthopedic surgery training platform into the surgical classroom pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p Precision OS envisions a future where surgeon trainees residents everywhere can receive the highest quality orthopedic training with realtime feedback augmenting the cadaveric experience To get there theyre using the power of virtual reality technology p p Virtual reality offers unparalleled surgical immersion unimpeded by realworld circumstances and without the risk of harming patients The Precision OS platform simulates operating room experiences from the virtual tools used to the patient anatomy This is reinforced with userspecific metric feedback collectively to empower surgeon trainees to reach peak performance through repeated practice and personalized learning p p iVirtual reality has the potential to positively impact and advance the way surgery residents are trained by offering more frequent and indepth operating room experience We are looking forward to exploring this technology and introducing the Precision OS platform to our residents and fellows Dr Joaquin SanchezSotelo Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinici p p Unique to the Precision OS system is the breadth and depth of their training modules Residents can practice a procedure under a variety of changing conditions to ensure they are prepared with the skills needed to navigate potential complications in real surgery Conditions such as arthritis and age can change the standard of procedure for surgeries involving implants While it is not a guarantee that a resident will be exposed to such surgical experiences in a traditional training program with VR it is p p The Precision OS VR platform offers surgeon trainees the opportunity to gain more operating room experience than they typically would in a traditional medical residency From minor complications to critical mistakes residents can experience surgery up close simply by putting on a headset p p Several hundred surgeon trainees at 10 medical institutions in the United States and Canada will now get to experience this technology first hand in their residency programs Precision OS will be used for orthopedic surgery training at p ul li classbwlistitemmargb The Mayo Clinic li li classbwlistitemmargb The University of British Columbia li li classbwlistitemmargb The Sunnybrook Hospital at the University of Toronto li li classbwlistitemmargb The Pan Am Clinic Foundation li li classbwlistitemmargb Western University li li classbwlistitemmargb McGill University li li classbwlistitemmargb Dalhousie University li li classbwlistitemmargb The Boston Shoulder Institute li li classbwlistitemmargb The University of Mississippi Medical Center li ul p The Precision OS team are also collaborating with Dr John Costouros MD FACS an orthopedic surgeon and Assistant Professor at Stanford University to trial virtual reality in training soontobe graduating surgeons p p This will be the first time that this quality of highfidelity and immersive VR technology will be used for such intensive surgical training p p iThe next generation of surgeons will have to learn advanced skills and decisionmaking with limited time for their training Virtual reality offers an impactful way to create value by improving surgical skill and reducing errors Precision OS will deliver value to all stakeholders in healthcare educators industry hospitals insurers and patients The timing of such a technology could not be more perfect Dr Jon JP Warner Founder of the Boston Shoulder Institute New England Shoulder and Elbow Society The Codman Shoulder Society and a past president of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeonsi p p Precision OS offers an enhanced learning environment for orthopedic trainees by increasing access to surgical practice By way of a headset and handheld sensors residents can step into the operating theatre any time from anywhere This increases practice volume and improves surgical skill outcomes in casebased scenarios p p iVR training is the way of the future It will enhance patient care by having a more skilled and wellprepared surgeon The software and training unit of Precision OS is brilliantly put together and is a major advance for our residency and fellowship training program Dr Peter MacDonald Professor and Head Section of Orthopaedics at the University of Manitobai p p And each time a resident begins a Precision OS training module they are immersed in a lifelike surgical experience The virtual patient is responsive to successes and errors in a procedure thereby allowing trainees to learn from their mistakes This simulated environment is a critical difference between VR and traditional surgical training as mistakes are not permitted in real surgery to prevent causing harm to patients But it is precisely this opportunity for error that demands heightened attention and focus from trainees and creates a more active effective and impactful surgical learning experience This is what makes Precision OS unique p p During and following a procedure residents are provided with detailed performance metrics so they can assess their surgical skills in realtime and identify areas of improvement This immediate feedback facilitates tangible performance improvements and increases surgical precision quickly p p iOur core agenda has always been to combine surgical education and cognitive skill in a portable efficient and immersive learning experience Dr Dannyi iGoel CEO and CoFounder of Precision OS and an orthopedic surgeon at the University of British Columbiai p p Precision OS is leading the way for innovation in orthopedic surgical training and the international medical community is taking note Last year Precision OS secured 23M in funding led by AO Invest the venture capital arm of Swiss orthopedic education and research organization the AO Foundation p p The company has also been nominated for the Technology Impact Awards and was a semifinalist at the Orthopedic Research Society p p iThis is only the beginning of what may be a complete disruption of how we learn and train surgeons To be at the cutting edge of introducing this technology with a focus on demonstrating its value is a social responsibility for us at Precision OS Virtual reality is an exciting and innovative area of technology that can influence surgeons and their patients around the world Dr Goeli p p bPrecision OS bis a software company developing the most highfidelity virtual reality platform for surgeons to practice specific procedures Their focus on the critical elements of surgery haptics and metric feedback provides for an unparalleled educational experience In addition their preoperative planning tool eliminates the trial and error associated with fracture care through an immersive interaction with the patients images This combined with their carefully selected team provides the domain expertise one would expect to change the delivery of Orthopedic care globally For more information please visit a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fprecisionostechcom2Fampesheet51966093ampnewsitemid20190409005119amplanenUSampanchorhttps3A2F2Fprecisionostechcom2Fampindex1ampmd5c7466671031637b47fbff1fa5073324c relnofollowhttpsprecisionostechcoma p p p pimg referrerpolicyunsafeurl alt srchttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidbwnewsampsty20190409005119r1ampsidweb02ampdistronxamplangen stylewidth0height0span classbwct31415p

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