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ACE Report #10044
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Cigar box arthroscopy trainer effective alternative to anatomic knee arthroscopy trainer

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Cigar Box Arthroscopy: A Randomized Controlled Trial Validates Nonanatomic Simulation Training of Novice Arthroscopy Skills

Arthroscopy. 2017 Nov;33(11):2015-2023.e3

Contributing Authors: RP Sandberg NC Sherman LD Latt JC Hardy

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24 first- or second-year medical students were randomized to knee arthroscopy training using either a cigar box training model, a Sawbones training model, or to instructional and educational sources alone. Students were assessed for diagnostic knee arthroscopy proficiency on a cadaver knee, using the Basic Arthroscopic Knee Skill Scoring System (BAKSSS). Proficiency threshold was 33 points. A simi...

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