“An on-line survey was developed. An email invitation to participate was sent to 600 members of the Canadian Orthopedic Association (it was not known if all of these surgeons performed arthroscopic surgery). A total of 111 orthopedic surgeons responded to the survey. These respondents performed an average of 185.3 procedures per year (SD = 132.4) and had on average 13.5 years of experience doing arthroscopy (SD = 8.3 years). Specifically, it was reported that identification and navigation skills were deemed to be the most important for a trainee to possess prior to entering the operating room. It was also suggested by the experts that very high fidelity simulation is preferred for training over low-fidelity bench top models.”

Safir et al. “What skills should simulation training in arthroscopy teach residents?”, Int J CARS, 2008