VirtaMed: Validation of the Hip Arthroscopy Module

Title:  Validation of the Hip Arthroscopy Module of the VirtaMed Virtual Reality Arthroscopy trainer.

Status: Accepted for publication

The purpose of the study: Orthopaedic surgeons need to learn how to perform hip arthroscopy (key-hole surgery) during their training. Usually, this is a hands-on learning experience, where the registrar is taught in a step-by-step manner by their trainer. However, it would be beneficial to be able to gain experience in hip arthroscopy before this stage. One of the ways of gaining experience is by using a newly developed hip arthroscopy module of a virtual reality arthroscopy trainer, in which the different steps of hip arthroscopy can be learned. This study aims to validate the hip arthroscopy module of the VirtaMed virtual reality arthroscopy trainer, and prove it can distinguish between different levels of experience.

Primary Objectives: To assess whether the trainer can differentiate between different levels of surgical experience.

Study start date: November 2017