The Surgical Skills Lab
An important component of resident education at the Hospital for Joint Diseases is the Surgical Skills Lab:
The Surgical Skills Lab is equipped with three fully functional stations that can be operated simultaneously. Each station has its own set of arthroscopic capital equipment including arthroscopes, light, shavers, pumps, suction, and vapors. The lab can be used for open as well as arthroscopic procedures.
The stations also have the capability to see multiple images on any of the screens in the lab at the control of a master touch screen. This makes it possible to show comparative images while inside the joint or show and inside view of the surgery while watching the surgeon via an external wall camera.
The lab also allows for recording video and still images while performing surgical procedures. The lab can accommodate arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, or ankle. Several types of open procedures can be done as well. The Surgical Skills Lab has been used to perform research studies, anatomy dissections, and surgery teaching sessions for open and arthroscopic methods.
The lab is reserved for the use of the residents, fellows, and attending staff of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. By request, companies involved with Orthopaedic Surgical instrumentation and other equipment have used the lab to introduce new products and to further develop surgical techniques with existing products. Live demonstrations with two-way audio can be telecast into the Loeb Auditorium, located on the 1st floor of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, in addition to conference rooms located on the 14th floor of the hospital, allowing more surgeons to participate. CME credit courses at the Hospital for Joint Diseases have featured these real-time cadaver demonstrations.
Bernadette James, LPN
Coordinator, Surgical Skills Lab
Phone: (212) 598 – 3890
Lab Agreement Form (.pdf file)