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  • Surgical Theater’s Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform (SRP) : potential uses in microsurgery

    Final Number:
    1234

    Authors:
    Andrew E. Sloan MD; Nicholas C. Bambakidis MD; Warren R. Selman MD

    Study Design:
    Laboratory Investigation

    Subject Category:

    Meeting: Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting

    Introduction: Surgical training has remained remarkably similar in many respects since the early days of Halstedian training. Neurosurgery is a demanding field that requires extensive cognitive, perceptive, and technical training. Surgical simulation is a promising approach to facilitate acquiring proficiency in neurosurgical procedures.

    Methods: Simulation can permit mentoring trainees in a “safe” environment. By incorporating images that depict specific abnormalities in actual patients, simulation can provide realistic rehearsal for any given case for both novice and experienced surgeons in much the same way that data acquired from drones can be used to allow pilots to rehearse mission-critical maneuvers in a simulator prior to taking flight. Most neurosurgical simulators to date have focused on endovascular procedures, spinal procedures, temporal bone dissection, and stereotactic procedures. The use of simulator technology for microsurgery is in its infancy.

    Results: This article describes a novel simulator technology developed by Surgical Theater LLC* call the Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform.. The platform shows promise in use for microsurgery which requires reptitition that is becoming increasingly limited for trainees who have to learn more procedures in much less time than even a decade ago.

    Conclusions: Simulations improves training

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