Lohre R, Leveille L, Goel DP. Novel Application of Immersive Virtual Reality Simulation Training: A Case Report. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2021 Nov 18;5(11):e21.00114

PMID: 34807871


Case: A percutaneous pinning of a slipped capital femoral epiphysis is described after the use of immersive virtual reality (iVR) training. This case report documents the first reported example of an immediate translation of surgical skill from iVR to the operating room.

Conclusion: There is increasing evidence for the use of iVR in orthopaedic education. Several randomized controlled trials demonstrate improved trainee performance relative to control when measured in analogous operating room assessments. This is the first case report demonstrating direct patient care after the use of iVR. The implications of cost-effectiveness through skill transfer and patient safety are highlighted.