Technical description of a low-cost ankle arthroscopy simulator

  • Eduardo Dias de Souza Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
  • Joao Luiz Vieira da Silva Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil https://orcid.org/
  • Lucas Antônio Ferraz Marcon Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
  • João Elias Ferreira Braga Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Keywords: Arthroscopy, Simulation training, Low cost technology

Abstract

Objective: To describe a low-cost, accessible, reproducible ankle arthroscopy simulator model which, after validation, will allow the development and improvement of technical skills required in arthroscopic surgical practice. Methods: This study describes the production of an ankle arthroscopy model that simulates camera, arthroscope, and ankle joint. Results: The simulator works properly when connected to a monitor, television, computer, or cell phone. Conclusion: A reproducible, accessible, low-cost ankle arthroscopy simulator can be developed using components available from local and online stores, with an approximate cost of R$232.00. Level Evidence V; Economic and Decision Analyses – Development of an Economic or Decision Model; Expert Opinion.

Published
30-08-2020
How to Cite
Souza, E. D. de, Silva, J. L. V. da, Marcon, L. A. F., & Braga, J. E. F. (2020). Technical description of a low-cost ankle arthroscopy simulator. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 14(2), 173-177. https://doi.org/10.30795/jfootankle.2020.v14.1135