Mini Review - Case Reports in Surgery and Invasive Procedures (2022) Volume 6, Issue 4
History and role of surgical simulation in neurosurgery.
Neurosurgery is one of the most technically demanding medical professions that warrant a high level of expertise. In the present context of competitive medical practice, high societal expectations regarding quality of patient care and medico legal and financial constraints, there are fewer opportunities for a trainee to achieve competency in standard neurosurgical, microsurgical, and operative techniques. Practice on simulation models like cadavers has been a trend since antiquity; however, recent development of newer models with their strategic modifications has given simulation education a new dimension. It has allowed trainees to acquire and improve surgical skills and knowledge in specifically fabricated and controlled settings with no risk to real patientsAuthor(s): Vivian Geroge