Patrick Kania

Pat Banerjee3
Jaime Gasco3
Martin Matulyauskas2
3Pat Banerjee
3Jaime Gasco
2Martin Matulyauskas
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BACKGROUND Manual skill is important for surgeons, but current methods to evaluate sensory-motor skills in applicants to a surgical residency are limited. OBJECTIVE To develop a method of testing sensory-motor skill using objective and reproducible virtual reality simulation. METHODS We designed a set of tests on a 3-dimensional surgical simulator with(More)
  • Jaime Gasco, Achal Patel, Juan Ortega-Barnett, Daniel Branch, Sohum Desai, Yong Fan Kuo +6 others
  • 2014
OBJECTIVE This study explores the usefulness of virtual simulation training for learning to place pedicle screws in the lumbar spine. METHODS Twenty-six senior medical students anonymously participated and were randomized into two groups (A = no simulation; B = simulation). Both groups were given 15 minutes to place two pedicle screws in a sawbones model.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if a computer-based simulation with haptic technology can help surgical trainees improve tactile discrimination using surgical instruments. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty junior medical students participated in the study and were randomized into two groups. Subjects in Group A participated in virtual simulation training using the(More)
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