Assessment of comparative skills between hand-assisted and straight laparoscopic colorectal training on an augmented reality simulator

F. Leblanc, C. P. Delaney, P. C. Neary, J. Rose, K. M. Augestad, A. J. Senagore, C. N. Ellis, B. J. Champagne

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    Abstract

    PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare skills sets during a hand-assisted and straight laparoscopic colectomy on an augmented reality simulator. METHODS: Twenty-nine surgeons, assigned randomly in 2 groups, performed laparoscopic sigmoid colectomies on a simulator: group A (n = 15) performed hand-assisted then straight procedures; group B (n = 14) performed straight then hand-assisted procedures. Groups were compared according to prior laparoscopic colorectal experience, performance (time, instrument path length, and instrument velocity changes), technical skills, and operative error. RESULTS: Prior laparoscopic colorectal experience was similar in both groups. Both groups had better performances with the hand-assisted approach, although technical skill scores were similar between approaches. The error rate was higher with the hand-assisted approach in group A, but similar between both approaches in group B. CONCLUSIONS: These data define the metrics of performance for hand-assisted and straight laparoscopic colectomy on an augmented reality simulator. The improved scores with the hand-assisted approach suggest that with this simulator a hand-assisted model may be technically easier to perform, although it is associated with increased intraoperative errors.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1323-1327
    Number of pages5
    JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
    Volume53
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

    Keywords

    • Colorectal surgery
    • Laparoscopy
    • Simulator
    • Training

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Gastroenterology

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    Leblanc, F., Delaney, C. P., Neary, P. C., Rose, J., Augestad, K. M., Senagore, A. J., Ellis, C. N., & Champagne, B. J. (2010). Assessment of comparative skills between hand-assisted and straight laparoscopic colorectal training on an augmented reality simulator. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 53(9), 1323-1327. https://doi.org/10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181e263f1