Effective Training of Arthroscopic Skills

  • Mustafa Karahan
  • Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs
  • Pietro Randelli
  • Gabriëlle J.M. Tuijthof

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pietro S. Randelli, Mustafa Karahan, Jamie Y. Ferguson, Kash Akhtar, Kevin Sherman
    Pages 1-3
  3. Psychomotor Skills: Learning and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Pietro S. Randelli, Federico Cabitza, Vincenza Ragone, Riccardo Compagnoni, Kash Akhtar, Gabriëlle J. M. Tuijthof et al.
      Pages 7-15
    3. John J. van den Dobbelsteen, Mustafa Karahan, Umut Akgün
      Pages 17-32
    4. Jan Maarten Luursema, Kevin Sherman, Jenny Dankelman
      Pages 33-44
  4. Simulated Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Amelie Stoehr, Mustafa Karahan, Hermann O. Mayr
      Pages 47-55
    3. Tim Horeman, Kash Akhtar, Gabriëlle J. M. Tuijthof
      Pages 57-69
    4. Kash Akhtar, Nigel J. Standfield, Chinmay M. Gupte, Gabriëlle J. M. Tuijthof
      Pages 71-80
    5. Jamie Y. Ferguson, Abtin Alvand, Andrew J. Price, Jonathan L. Rees
      Pages 81-93
    6. Gabriëlle J. M. Tuijthof, Jonathan L. Rees
      Pages 95-115
    7. Gabriëlle J. M. Tuijthof, Izaäk F. Kodde, Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs
      Pages 117-121
  5. Skills Performance Tracking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Tim Horeman, Kevin Sherman, Gabriëlle J. M. Tuijthof
      Pages 125-140
    3. Gabriëlle J. M. Tuijthof, Tim Horeman
      Pages 141-148
    4. Gabriëlle J. M. Tuijthof, Inger N. Sierevelt
      Pages 149-163
    5. Mustafa Karahan, Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs, Pietro S. Randelli, Gabriëlle J. M. Tuijthof
      Pages 165-168
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 169-173

About this book


This book explains how training in arthroscopic skills is best carried out in order to keep up to date with advances in arthroscopy, meet the ever-increasing demand for high-quality care, and respond to changes in available training time. State of the art developments regarding tools, performance monitoring, and learning strategies are presented, and practical guidelines provided for direct implementation in daily clinical practice. The coverage of simulation-based training ranges from the use of wet labs and box trainers through to sophisticated virtual reality simulators. Subsequent sections on objective performance tracking of training outside and in the operating room cover a variety of key aspects, including psychomotor learning, the adequacy of performance measures, evidence-based thresholds, preclinical training strategies, the role of global rating scales, and video tools.


As a result of the success of arthroscopy, its role in the orthopaedic armamentarium is continuously increasing and ever more complex surgeries are being performed arthroscopically. Effective training in arthroscopy is essential to good outcomes. The guidance provided in this book by acknowledged experts in the field will assist in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of arthroscopic training and in enhancing patient safety.


Education Evidence-based medicine Proficiency Simulation Surgical skills

Editors and affiliations

  • Mustafa Karahan
    • 1
  • Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs
    • 2
  • Pietro Randelli
    • 3
  • Gabriëlle J.M. Tuijthof
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of Orthopedics and TraumatologyAcibadem University School of MedicineIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryAcademic Medical Centre Amsterdam University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Policlinico San DonatoSan Donato MilaneseItaly
  4. 4.BioMechanical EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ESSKA 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-44942-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-44943-1
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