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Montreal (Quebec) Canada, January 7, 2016:
Unique in the world, the SIM-KTM simulator designed for the training of residents in open orthopedic surgery (total knee replacement procedure), has been developed by OSSim Technologies Inc. in collaboration with a very skilled team of surgeons from the CHUM hospital and Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Montreal, involving Dr. Veronique Godbout MD, FRCSC, MA med. Ed., Dip. Sport Med., Dr. Marc Isler MD, FRCSC, and Dr. Vincent Masse MD, FRCSC, all professors in the Orthopedic Surgery Program of University of Montreal.
“The development of the SIM-KTM simulator represents months of work from the OSSim Technologies’ scientists, programmers and designers but as well from doctor Marc Isler, Vincent Massé et Véronique Godbout. We are very thankful towards these three surgeons who generously gave their time to allow this world premier to see the light of day” said Mr. André Blain, President of OSSim Technologies. “We are also proud and grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the team from Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital which represents our first major institutional partner planning to integrate the SIM-KTM simulator to its teaching curriculum for its residents” he added.
The first virtual reality training simulator for open orthopedic surgery, the SIM-KTM, will enable medical students and orthopedic residents to maximize skills, increase confidence, and minimize “practice” directly on the patient. The SIM-KTM simulator represents an essential educational and training tool for the medical community. This technology could be integrated in the orthopedic surgery program at the University of Montreal (the POES) with the Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital, which is a leader in arthroplasty education in Quebec.
Each year, thousands of patients benefit from a knee replacement procedure (total knee replacement or arthroplasty). Surgeons have to be perfectly trained in order to ensure the highest standards of quality in these interventions.
For orthopedic surgery residents, these risk-free simulations represent a precious training tool that will contribute to reducing stress levels related to the apprenticeship of their art. Practicing on the SIM-KTM simulator allows these residents to integrate a precise set of basic psychomotor skills enabling them to redirect their attention to the overall surgery and therefore minimizing risks for the patients. Developing these abilities will also translate in reduced training time in the OR benefiting medical residents and the teaching body.
About OSSim Technologies
Founded in 2013, OSSim Technologies is a Montreal-based company that develops, manufactures and distributes virtual reality training simulator for open surgery.
OSSim Technologies strives to better train surgeons in a risk-free environment, and aims to become a major reference in the virtual reality simulator market.
For more information, we invite you to consult the company’s website at http://ossimtech.com/.
Gabriel Rivest, Business Development Coordinator
OSSimTech Tel.: 438.403.7465
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.ossimtech.com
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