Teaching basic video skills as an aid in laparoscopic suturing

J. K. Champion, John Hunter, T. Trus, W. Laycock

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Abstract

Background: There is a perception among surgeons that performing laparoscopic suturing is unduly difficult. The purpose of this study is to document a program which aides in learning laparoscopic suturing. Methods: Fourteen volunteer medical students without prior experience were taught laparoscopic suturing. Videoscopic pelvitrainers were utilized for a 2-h training session. Extracorporeal and intracorporeal knot tying was demonstrated utilizing a three-throw square knot. After a 2-h practice session each student's time to complete an extracorporeal and intracorporeal suture was recorded. Results: The average times required for completion were: extracorporeal suture and knot 1 min 54 s; intracorporeal suture and knot 3 min 12 s. Conclusions: Novice students were able to perform at extra and intracorporeal suturing with 2 h of practice, utilizing a systematic program of teaching basic video skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Extracorporeal knot
  • Intracorporeal knot
  • Laparoscopic suturing
  • Video skills

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  • Surgery

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Teaching basic video skills as an aid in laparoscopic suturing. / Champion, J. K.; Hunter, John; Trus, T.; Laycock, W.

In: Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1996, p. 23-25.

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