Can supervised training with a virtual reality (VR) simulator improve performance in cadaver temporal bone dissection?
Explore this issue:April 2011
Background: Cadaveric temporal bone dissection exercises are the cornerstones of otologic surgical training, but there is an increasing shortage of temporal bones worldwide and an increasing number of otorhinolaryngology trainees. The role of virtual reality (VR) is now recognized in surgical education and training. It’s important, however, to determine whether or not skills learned with VR transfer to real-life surgeries.
Study design: Randomized control trial.