This Touch Surgery 3D module demonstrates how to perform a carpal tunnel release. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and a tingling sensation in the hands and fingers. It is caused by compression of the median nerve by the carpal tunnel in the wrist.
Touch Surgery 3D
This simulation features a number of updates that introduce a deeper layer of interaction to the Touch Surgery simulation platform. These new functionalities include the introduction of a virtual patient, the ability to zoom in-and-out of the steps of a procedure, a rotatable and lockable point of view, 3 stages of difficulty, the ability to select which surgical instrument is being used, more intuitive and translatable surgical actions, and a general improvement of the realism of Touch Surgery.
Here’s how the new difficulty levels work. In Tutorial mode, you get detailed guidance through the procedure. TS will tell you what to do next, and show you where to do it. You do not get a score in Tutorial mode. In Medium mode, TS tells you the stage you are at in the procedure, but does not give you detailed instructions, and does not show you exactly where to incise, retract, etc. You can get a maximum on 75% in this mode*. In Hard mode, you are on your own, but can get the full 100% for a perfectly executed operation. Don’t worry – if you get stuck, TS will give you some help for a short time.
The techniques used in the simulation of this operation are based upon our previous carpal tunnel surgery module, which was authored by Dr. Gordon K. Lee and Dr. John Paro of the Stanford School of Medicine.