Preoperative Warm-Up Using a Virtual Reality Simulator

  title={Preoperative Warm-Up Using a Virtual Reality Simulator},
  author={Radu Moldovanu and Eugen T{\^a}rcoveanu and Gabriel M. Dimofte and Cristian Lupascu and Costel Bradea},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES All modern surgical procedures require a high level of cognitive and psychomotor skills achieved using different training methods, but could be influenced by fatigue and other psychological factors. We evaluated the effect of warm-up exercises on operative laparoscopic performances. METHODS The surgical team operated on a consecutive series of 20 patients with gallstones. Patients were randomly allocated in 2 groups: group A to be operated on without warm-up… CONTINUE READING