Virtual Reality and Surgical Simulation Development Continues

AAOS, AANA, OTA moving forward on simulation-based training

Howard Mevis

One year ago, the AAOS conducted a Surgical Simulation Summit for orthopaedic surgery. (See “Using Simulation, Metrics to Improve Orthopaedic Surgical Skills,” AAOS Now, February 2012.) In the intervening year, the AAOS—along with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)—have been engaged in updating the existing knee arthroscopy simulator and developing new simulation devices for training orthopaedic surgeons and residents.

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