Guidelines and concluding remarks

M. Karahan, Gino M M J Kerkhoffs, P. S. Randelli, G. J. Tuijthof

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As stated in Chap.1, an orthopaedic surgeon needs to be ahomo universaliswith obtaining arthroscopic skills being just one of the features that need to be trained into proficiency. In terms of technical skills, arthroscopic surgery has become the leading operative therapy for a growing number of injuries, due to its success in patient health care (Modi et al. 2010; Tuijthof et al. 2010). Since arthroscopy requires such a different manual handling compared to everyday life interactions with instruments (e.g. cutting paper with scissors or tightening a screw), it takes considerable time to become proficient. This implicates an increased risk of surgical errors during the early stages of the learning curve (Cannon et al. 2006; McCarthy et al. 2006; O’Neill et al. 2002).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEffective Training of Arthroscopic Skills
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783662449431, 9783662449424
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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