Procedural vs. basic virtual reality simulator training in knee arthroscopy: a randomised superiority trial and validation study


Mads Emil Jacobsen, B.Sc. of medicine


Lars Konge, MD, PhD.


Claus Ol Hansen, MD; Per Gorm, MD


The aim of this study is to explore the effect of prior basic arthroscopic skills training on the performance of novice doctors in a diagnostic knee arthroscopy and meniscal resection on a virtual reality knee arthroscopy simulator.


After a standardised introduction to knee arthroscopy novice orthopaedic surgeons will be randomised to either basic arthroscopic skills training or procedural training. Hereafter both groups will perform an additional procedural training session and performance in diagnostic knee arthroscopy and meniscal resection will be compared.  


Jacobsen ME, Andersen MJ, Hansen CO, Konge L: Testing Basic Competency in Knee Arthroscopy Using a Virtual Reality Simulator: Exploring Validity and Reliability. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 May 6; 97:775-81.