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NuVasive will deliver remote access to a hands-on learning experience to users, including surgeons, academic institutions and sales representatives

Quick read

➨ NuVasive is adding a new VR training module covering spinal surgery to boost its CPD programme
➨ The module, developed by VR specialist and healthcare training company PrecisionOs, will integrate with the NuVasive X360 system for single-position spine surgery
➨ Canada-based PrecisionOS’s platform was selected to deliver this module because it is independently validated for the orthopaedic surgery market

The story

Medical device company NuVasive is adding a new virtual reality (VR) training module covering spinal surgery to boost its clinical professional development (CPD) programme.

The module, developed by VR specialist and healthcare training company PrecisionOS, will integrate with the NuVasive X360 system for single-position spine surgery.

This system provides several NuVasive solutions for single-position spine surgery, including XLIF, XALIF, and XFixation.

By adding VR training to the system, NuVasive and PrecisionOS are able to simulate the procedural workflow required to implement what are marketed as less invasive, more advanced surgical solutions, and deliver remote access to a hands-on learning experience to users, including surgeons, academic institutions, and sales representatives.

Canada-based PrecisionOS’s platform was selected to deliver this module because it is independently validated for the orthopaedic surgery market. It is capable of differentiating between expert and novice users, as well as accelerating learning by 400 to 600%, according to multiple studies (see references).

It also reduces errors and enhances the knowledge of the user, and improves both a surgeon’s technical skills and patient outcomes.

Additional benefits include the platform being offered in 20 languages, meaning NuVasive can deliver VR training for the X360 system in multiple markets.

The platform also provides data insights that can improve how surgeons best learn and help NuVasive refine its surgical approaches.

Massimo Calafiore, chief commercial officer at NuVasive, says: “The integration of VR learning with our market-leading CPD and sales training programmes enhance how we train our surgeon partners and sales teams as we work together to transform surgery, advance care, and change patient lives.”

Danny Goel MD, the founder of PrecisionOS and its chief executive officer, adds: “We are extremely proud to support a spine industry leader like NuVasive, uniting their best-in-class clinical education and training programmes and the PrecisionOS specialised VR technology built for the operating room.”

“This first-of-its-kind module for single-position spine surgery provides an advanced and immersive experience for learners, offering the opportunity to garner precision and detail to safely utilise this surgical approach and improve patient outcomes.”

PrecisionOS moved into orthopaedic surgical nurse training last year, to enhance knowledge and procedural step-based skills in support of traditional mentorship-based development.

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