Abstract

We describe a novel surgical simulator designed to train and assess an orthopaedic residents surgical skill on the tasks of fracture reduction and surgical wire navigation. We use a unique approach of combining accurate surgical models created using patient CT data along with a 3D tracking system that allows for realistic, real-time imaging along with automated performance tracking and benchmarking. Additionally, we have devised a method for tracking the surgical wire associated with the procedure to allow for a complete simulation of reducing and pinning a pediatric elbow fracture.

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