Surgeons can now train together in VR — 4 things to know

Written by Shayna Korol | July 24, 2018 | Print  |

Osso VR launched a collaborative training feature to instruct multiple surgeons in one virtual reality space.

Here are four things to know:

1. According to a study in HIP International, an orthopedic surgeon must train on 50 to 100 patients to safely perform the procedure.

2. Osso VR is a virtual reality surgical training program that aims to solve training gaps for orthopedic and spine procedures.

3. According to orthopedic surgeon and Osso VR CEO Justin Barad, MD, the cost to train a surgeon can be anywhere between $50,000 to $400,000. "Our technology cuts those costs and increases the training's value beyond a one-time impact. It limits the need to ship expensive equipment and book flights, while removing the need for a surgeon to take time away from patients."

4. The new collaborative training feature allows surgeons to train together regardless of their physical location.

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