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Int J Med Robot. 2016 Sep;12(3):490-5. doi: 10.1002/rcs.1672. Epub 2015 Jun 11.

Learning a new robotic surgical device: Telelap Alf X in gynaecological surgery.

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1
Division of Gynaecological Oncology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.
2
St Maria Hospital, University of Perugia, Terni, Italy.
3
Biomedical and Experimental Sciences Department, 'G, D'Annunzio' University, Chieti, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

To assess the learning curve associated with tele-assisted surgery.

METHODS:

We performed a training box-based study, describing speed and accuracy in volunteers performing basic and complex laparoscopic tasks, to assess performance and in the skill acquisition of inexperienced users, using the Telelap Alf X system. Ten surgeons in gynaecology who had never received formal instruction on this new surgical device, completed four modules during a consecutive 3 day training programme.

RESULTS:

All the participants completed the training programme with a good learning curve.

CONCLUSIONS:

Use of the TELELAP Alf X advanced surgical robotic system is associated with a rapid learning curve among experienced surgeons. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

KEYWORDS:

Telelap Alf X; tele-assisted surgery; training programme

PMID:
26097195
DOI:
10.1002/rcs.1672
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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