CAE Healthcare Now Distributes VirtaMed Surgical Simulators to North America

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In HealthySim’s IMSH 2015 Exhibit Hall Highlights Reel, we shared that CAE Healthcare is now distributing European-based VirtaMed’s ArthroS Surgical Simulator in North America. ArthoS can easily swap out knee, shoulder, and FAST modules. The VirtaMed ArthroS offers risk-free training for knee and shoulder arthroscopy in a virtual reality environment. Learners practice with original surgical tools, and the anatomical rubber models provide the most accurate and realistic tactile sensation available today. Learner’s movements are captured on video, and the simulator records and stores performance data for objective assessment and debrief.

Knee Module:

The module presents basic skills, diagnostic and surgical cases for knee arthroscopy. 9 guided basic skill training cases fully integrated into a realistic simulation. Mastering these basic tasks enables trainees to perform a complete arthroscopy more easily and in an efficient, professional way. 8 patient cases with varying level of difficulty offer the trainee the chance to perform complete diagnostic arthroscopic interventions. Patients include different meniscus lesions, unhappy triad and arthrosis grade I-III. 11 patients with various lesions in different locations provide training for the first steps in operative arthroscopy using the operating equipment. Patients include different meniscus lesions, synovitial membrane inflammations and loose body removal.

Shoulder Module:


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10 guided basic skill training cases fully integrated into a realistic simulation. Mastering these basic tasks enables trainees to perform a complete shoulder arthroscopy more easily and in an efficient, professional way. 10 different patients with varying level of difficulty offer the trainee the chance to perform complete diagnostic arthroscopic interventions. Patients include different lesions in rotator cuff and impingement syndrome. 7 patients with various lesions in different locations provide training for first steps in operative arthroscopy using OR equipment. Patients include loose body removal, subacromial debridement and decompression.

FAST Module:

9 motor skill training tasks on the FAST workstation guide the trainee through the first steps of arthroscopy. Basic camera navigation tasks include steadiness and image centering, horizon control and telescoping as well as the use of different optics – using both left and right hand for camera handling as well as frontal and posterior access to the FAST shell. This very basic arthroscopy skills training also teaches periscoping. Trainees learn how to detect and center an object, probe and grasp static objects, and develop triangulation skills.

Learn more at the CAE Healthcare VirtaMed ArthroS website!


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