Virtual reality robotic surgery warm-up improves task performance in a dry laboratory environment: a prospective randomized controlled study.

@article{Lendvay2013VirtualRR,
  title={Virtual reality robotic surgery warm-up improves task performance in a dry laboratory environment: a prospective randomized controlled study.},
  author={Thomas S. Lendvay and Timothy C. Brand and Lee White and Timothy M Kowalewski and Saikiran Jonnadula and Laina D Mercer and Derek A Khorsand and Justin Andros and Blake Hannaford and Richard M. Satava},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={216 6},
  pages={1181-92}
}
BACKGROUND Preoperative simulation warm-up has been shown to improve performance and reduce errors in novice and experienced surgeons, yet existing studies have only investigated conventional laparoscopy. We hypothesized that a brief virtual reality (VR) robotic warm-up would enhance robotic task performance and reduce errors. STUDY DESIGN In a 2-center randomized trial, 51 residents and experienced minimally invasive surgery faculty in General Surgery, Urology, and Gynecology underwent a… CONTINUE READING