FundamentalVR releases training software for spine, orthopedic surgeons: 4 highlights

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | August 15, 2018 | Print  |

FundamentalVR launched its Fundamental Surgery virtual reality software in the U.S. for training and experienced spine and orthopedic surgeons.

Here are four highlights:

1. The software is designed to replicate the visuals, sounds and feelings a surgeon would experience while performing various surgical procedures.

2. FundementalVR incorporates its Surgical Haptic Intelligence Engine, which is designed to mimic the sensations of medical tools and tissue variants.

3. The system offers VR training for spinal pedicle screw placement, posterior hip replacement and total knee arthroplasty procedures. FundementalVR plans to introduce more orthopedic procedures later in the year, as well as general surgery and cardiovascular procedures in 2019

4. While going through the simulations, surgeons may also experience unforeseen outcomes, such as rare complications and unexpected bleeding. Surgeons will then receive immediate feedback on instrument use and techniques, procedural accuracy and patient impact.

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