Cigar Box Arthroscopy: A Study of Non-Anatomic Arthroscopy Training (CBA)

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University of Arizona

Status

Completed

Conditions

Simulation Training

Treatments

Other: Non-Anatomic Arthroscopy Simulation
Other: Anatomic Arthroscopy Simulation
Other: Pre-assesment education

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02752451
1410543185

Details and patient eligibility

About

Comparison of success rates of novice surgeons to attain proficiency in basic arthroscopy skills after receiving prior training with different simulation systems.

Full description

A non-anatomic set of training modules utilizing cigar boxes was developed at our institution to instruct residents in the basics of knee arthroscopy. Twenty-four medical students with no prior arthroscopic or laparoscopic experience were enrolled as subjects. Sixteen subjects were randomized to participate in four hours of either the cigar box arthroscopy trainer (CBAT) or a previously validated anatomic knee arthroscopy trainer (AKAT). The remaining eight subjects served as controls (CO). All subjects underwent a one-hour formalized training session provided by our orthopaedic sports faculty. Subjects' skills were assessed by one of two faculty members through repeated attempts at performing a diagnostic knee arthroscopy on a cadaveric specimen. Objective scores were given using the Basic Arthroscopic Knee Skill Scoring System. Total cost differences were also calculated.

Enrollment

24 patients

Sex

All

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

First or Second year medical student with no prior arthroscopy or laparoscopy training.

Exclusion criteria

Having previously received education in arthroscopy or laparoscopy or handled these instruments.

Trial design

24 participants in 3 patient groups

CO
Other group
Description:
8 subjects who did not undergo arthroscopy simulation training prior to assessment on cadaveric specimens. These served as controls.
Treatment:
Other: Pre-assesment education
CBAT
Experimental group
Description:
8 Subjects who received 4 hours of simulation training on the Cigar Box Arthroscopy Trainer. They then underwent assessment on cadaveric specimens.
Treatment:
Other: Pre-assesment education
Other: Non-Anatomic Arthroscopy Simulation
AKAT
Experimental group
Description:
8 Subjects who received 4 hours of simulation training on the Anatomic Knee Arthroscopy Trainer. They then underwent assessment on cadaveric specimens.
Treatment:
Other: Pre-assesment education
Other: Anatomic Arthroscopy Simulation

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