VirtaMed introduces new hip arthroscopy simulator at EFORT Congress

Safe access training for portal placement, fluoroscopic imaging, diagnostic tours, and therapeutic cases, all wrapped in a combination of an extremely realistic anatomic model and a high-fidelity virtual reality environment. VirtaMed introduces the ArthroS™ Hip Module at the EFORT Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, on 1–3 June.

Hip simulation

Image credit: VirtaMed

The hip is a very tight joint, surrounded by critical neurovascular structures, so finding the optimal access points for arthroscopic hip procedures is technically demanding. This takes a lot of practice, and most of the training is still done either on cadavers or live patients. “There's really no reason for patients to suffer our learning curves when there's technology that can replace that”, states Dr. Robert Pedowitz, orthopedic surgeon and VirtaMed adviser.

VirtaMed’s new hip arthroscopy simulator features various diagnostic and therapeutic cases, but the tool has been developed with a special focus on access training: the anatomic model looks, feels and behaves like a real hip, so trainees can palpate the bony landmarks or manipulate the joint to find their way. Thanks to the virtual reality interface, surgeons in training will also learn to use fluoroscopic imaging in a safe, radiation free environment.

The new hip module will be a part of the VirtaMed ArthroS™ simulator; previous modules include knee and shoulder, as well as the FAST module for basic skills training. Switching between these modules is easy and the simulator platform is also compatible with VirtaMed products for urological and gynecological training. Like all VirtaMed simulators, the ArthroS™ Hip Module also features original tools, numerous different patient cases, and a fully customizable course structure for independent proficiency-based learning.


Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    VirtaMed. (2020, May 13). VirtaMed introduces new hip arthroscopy simulator at EFORT Congress. News-Medical. Retrieved on June 13, 2024 from

  • MLA

    VirtaMed. "VirtaMed introduces new hip arthroscopy simulator at EFORT Congress". News-Medical. 13 June 2024. <>.

  • Chicago

    VirtaMed. "VirtaMed introduces new hip arthroscopy simulator at EFORT Congress". News-Medical. (accessed June 13, 2024).

  • Harvard

    VirtaMed. 2020. VirtaMed introduces new hip arthroscopy simulator at EFORT Congress. News-Medical, viewed 13 June 2024,


The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of News Medical.
Post a new comment

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.

You might also like...
AANA-VirtaMed Collaboration Results in Better Surgical Training