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Acta ortopédica mexicana

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ARROYO-BEREZOWSKY, C. Development for an arthroscopy simulation program for orthopedic residents. Acta ortop. mex [online]. 2018, vol.32, n.5, pp.297-302.  Epub 04-Sep-2020. ISSN 2306-4102.


There are less and fewer opportunities for residents to learn and develop surgical skills in the operating room. In some parts of the world, the development and adaptation of technology for the teaching of psychomotor skills in surgical specialties appears. Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that lends itself to simulation. So far there is no such thing as a structured and validated arthroscopy training program for orthopaedic residents in Mexico.


To propose a structured arthroscopy training plan that incorporates the simulation for orthopaedic residents.


A review of the literature on teaching with simulation in orthopaedics and arthroscopy was performed, a study was conducted to establish reference values for arthroscopy exercises in a virtual reality simulator and a training plan was developed with Arthroscopy simulation for orthopaedic residents.


A seven-stage program was developed with theoretical classes and simulation to improve motor skills. The complexity of the procedures increases through the practical modules. It is complemented by a semester evaluation.


Currently most of the efforts in teaching with simulators focus on medical students and first-and second-year residents. I believe that efforts should be focused to include residents of higher ranks and surgeons. This design will be proposed to the orthopaedic Unique Medical Education Program (PUEM in Spanish). It is important to develop validated curricula that incorporate the simulation for the development of motor skills in orthopaedic residents.

Palabras llave : Simulation; arthroscopy; resident; education; virtual reality.

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