Our laboratory simulates the arthroscopic operating room using realistic synthetic joint models and cadaveric specimens.
Four orthopedic stations feature an operating table, overhead lights and a column from the ceiling supporting all of the utilities that exist in the real operating room.
Our school’s Gross Anatomy Lab, which has a robust anatomical gifts program, supplies specimens for this facility.
We have a virtual reality arthroscopy simulator that brings to life the subtle differences of probing disparate tissues of the joints. It uses a unique cryosectioning technique giving 0.1 mm resolution and employs sophisticated finite element modeling techniques to produce accurate real‐time deformations in response to motion and to instrument manipulation. Desktop phantom devices display the full range of interaction forces associated with the procedures. Training is delivered through movies, text and images.
We are also equipped with instrumentation and technology including:
With our ability to stream out video from the cameras in our surgical lights, we have the capability to be a training center for residents, fellows and physicians around the world. This technology allows physicians and companies to demonstrate techniques and their products for other medical professionals.
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street, Suite 7130
Buffalo, NY 14203