Validation of a virtual intracorporeal suturing simulator


Intracorporeal suturing is one of the most important and difficult procedures in laparoscopic surgery. Practicing on a FLS trainer box is effective but requires large number of consumables, and the scoring is somewhat subjective and not immediate. A virtualbasic laparoscopic skill trainer (VBLaST©) was developed to simulate the five tasks of the FLS Trainer Box. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the face and content validity of the VBLaST suturing simulator (VBLaST-SS©).

Yaoyu Fu, Lora Cavuoto, Di Qi, Karthikeyan Panneerselvam, Gene Yang, Venkata Artikala, Andinet Enquobahrie, Suvranu De, Steven Schwaitzberg (2018). Validation of a virtual intracorporeal suturing simulator.

Surgical Endoscopy, pp. 1-5 (2018)