Virtual reality training leads to 50% reduction in surgical errors, study finds

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PrecisionOS' virtual reality platform led to a nearly 50 percent decrease in surgical errors among physicians trained with the technology, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study also found that VR training reduced the learning curve by up to 50 cases, substituted almost one hour in surgical time and is at least 34-times less expensive than conventional training methods.

"VR surgery training is scalable, cost effective, and now shown to be highly effective in skill transfer," Taha Jangda, general partner at HealthX Ventures, said in a Dec. 28. news release. "With COVID detouring surgical training, VR options from companies such as PrecisionOS will become the new training standard for decades to come."

Orthopedic surgeon Danny Goel, MD, is founder and CEO of PrecisionOS, which develops VR education modules and deploys them to institutions that train surgeons.

The technology includes modules in spine surgery, joint reconstruction, upper extremity and robotics.

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