Osso VR, a Virtual Reality (VR) surgical training platform, has launched a VR training module for MicroPort Orthopedics' SuperPATH Hip Technique and Evolution Medial-Pivot Knee System.

This training scenario allows surgeons to experience the SuperPath method of total hip replacement and the Evolution Medial-Pivot total knee replacement, which has been used in more than 600,000 cases worldwide. With the VR curriculum, surgeons can train and assess themselves on the intuitive workflow of the procedure at their own pace, allowing them to rapidly become proficient in these techniques.

Osso VR’s scientifically validated training platform is designed for surgeons, sales teams and other trainees to address new techniques and increase confidence through learning for new medical devices. The technology provides realistic, haptic-enhanced interactions in an immersive training environment. The company’s surgical training technology provides on-demand, cinematic quality educational experiences that are effective, repeatable, and measurable to help surgeons reach proficiency in procedures.

“We’re committed to improving outcomes for patients through democratized access to high value systems like SuperPath and Evolution. This partnership with MicroPort Orthopedics increases access to a wider library of surgical techniques while also supporting controlled, high-quality outcomes for patients,” said Justin Barad, MD, Co-Founder and CEO of Osso VR. “As we face unprecedented challenges in the “new normal” in the COVID era, remote VR training and assessment has proven to be a critical tool in ensuring healthcare professionals continue to have safe access to the highest value techniques for their patients.”

MicroPort Orthopedics offers an array of products and techniques to help patients receiving total hip and knee replacements achieve full function, faster. For total hip replacements, a growing number of experienced surgeons have embraced SuperPath as their preferred technique to deliver faster recovery to patients. SuperPath is a portal assisted THA approach that accesses the capsule superiorly through the interval between the gluteus medius and piriformis without requiring the cutting of any muscles or tendons.

“Many of my patients are on their feet within hours of their hip surgery,” said Jimmy Chow, MD, a Hip & Knee Specialist in Phoenix, Arizona. “The doctors who refer them are amazed, and so are the physical therapists.”