A simple cost-effective design for construction of a laparoscopic trainer.

Title

A simple cost-effective design for construction of a laparoscopic trainer.

Creator

Ricchiuti Daniel; Ralat Dane Arends; Evancho-Chapman Michelle; Wyneski Holly; Cerone Jeffrey; Wegryn John D

Publisher

Journal of endourology

Date

2005
2005-10

Description

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Laparoscopic trainers have been shown to be effective tools for transitioning residents in surgical fields into live laparoscopic techniques. There have been few reports of homemade trainers, but each of these reports provides only scant detail about their construction, making production a novel task to those interested in employing this equipment. Virtual-reality trainers are gaining popularity and are exceptional modalities in the re-creation of laparoscopic surgery. In their present state, however, such trainers are very costly, making them unattainable by most urology residency programs. Numerous commercial non-virtual trainers are also available; however, these trainers are often cost-prohibitive or overly simplistic. METHODS AND RESULTS: We describe a detailed design template for creation of a laparoscopic trainer based on modifications of previous designs. This trainer can be made easily at a cost of approximately US$275.00 and may be used in conjunction with existing laparoscopic equipment. The methods described herein can be followed by any local machinist to create this trainer. CONCLUSION: The relatively low total cost, ready material availability, and ease of construction make this trainer an appropriate option for the training of residents in laparoscopic procedures.

Subject

*Laparoscopy; Equipment Design/economics; Humans; Urology/*education

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1000–2; discussion 1002–1005

Issue

8

Volume

19

Citation

Ricchiuti Daniel; Ralat Dane Arends; Evancho-Chapman Michelle; Wyneski Holly; Cerone Jeffrey; Wegryn John D, “A simple cost-effective design for construction of a laparoscopic trainer.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 18, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4150.

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