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ACE Report #5956
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Arthroscopic simulators distinguish between novice and expert orthopaedic trainees

Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:3
Journal Level of Evidence:3

The internal validity of arthroscopic simulators and their effectiveness in arthroscopic education

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Jan;22(1):33-40. doi: 10.1007/s00167-012-2228-7. Epub 2012 Oct 2.

Contributing Authors: JA Slade Shantz JR Leiter T Gottschalk PB Macdonald

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Dr. Shantz discusses arthroscopic simulators in orthopaedic training


13 studies, consisting of randomized control trials and validation studies, were selected to investigate the role of arthroscopic simulators in improving the surgical skills of users. Systematic review revealed that the simulators discriminated between novice and expert trainees, but not between novice and intermediate trainees on completion time of a simulated task. This analysis did not conclusi...

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