Posted by Phil Norris on Jan 25, 2019 10:10:00 AM

At the top of the French Alps, shoulder experts gathered to set standards in shoulder arthroscopy. Val d'Isère hosted the 11th Advanced Course on Shoulder Arthroscopy, and VirtaMed's ArthroS was constantly in use by experts attending the course to explore the outstanding teaching possibilities that a simulator offers.

VirtaMed Connect kept track of all participants while they competed to be the best experts on the simulator, measuring their speed, accuracy and safety on a series of arthroscopic tasks. Congratulations to the trio of highest-scoring simulator experts:

Shoulder winnersFor 80% of experts, this was their first experience with simulator training, and 70% would recommend more than 20 hours of training during the first year of residency alone. Martina Vitz, PhD, Head of Training & Education at VirtaMed, commented, "It is our honor to bring our simulators before these experts and let them be validated first-hand."

Thanks to the international faculty led by course chairmen Lionel Neyton, Alex Lädermann and Philippe Collin that they offered us the opportunity to collect expert data on the ArthroS™ Shoulder, as the shoulder course of Val d'Isère is known globally for its high standard of lectures.

Johannes Barth

Dr. Johannes Barth, Vice President of the SFA, using the ArthroS™ Shoulder under the eagle eyes of his expert colleagues from all over the world.

Laurent LafosseDr. Laurent Lafosse, Chairman of Alps Surgery Institute, using the ArthroS™ FAST before moving on to the ArthroS™ Shoulder.

Find out more about the advanced course on shoulder arthroscopy here:

To learn more about VirtaMed's simulators in France, contact:

Magid Haddouchi, PhD

International Business Manager

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