The European Basic Arthroscopy Course
is an area within orthopedics that just keeps growing
and is getting more and more sophisticated.
It requires lots of time and training to learn and improve on the arthroscopic skills. It is therefore important to teach and learn orthopedic trainees this arthroscopic technique in an early stage during their orthopedic residency training. This is easier said than done. In most cases the trainees learn the principles of this technique while present in the OR. It takes a long time to master this technique.
Why training in arthroscopy?
As there is a high demand for productivity of the Orthopedic surgeons it can be hard to find the time to educate the new generation of Orthopedic Surgeons. Furthermore patient safety must be considered. Thus it is critical to consider alternative methods of raising the standard of education on arthroscopic skills.The most important skills necessary to perform arthroscopic surgery such as hand-eye coordination, triangulation and the ability to work in 3 dimensions while watching a 2-dimensional screen are skills that can be trained using a simulation exercise with animal cadavers and digital simulation. This can lead to improved accuracy, reduced number of errors, reduced number of unnecessary movements and reduced operation time.