Medical training simulators for bilateral sagittal split osteotomy and regional aneasthesia in virtual environments

T. Knott, S. Ullrich, O. Grottke, T. Fries, M. Gerressen, T. M. Deserno, R. Rossaint, T. Kuhlen

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Regional anaesthesia and bilateral sagittal split osteotomy are both clinical procedures which require profound theoretical knowledge and specific motor skills for successful accomplishment. As training opportunities are rare and can be harmful for patients, we started the development of two virtual reality-based surgical training simulators. While visualization is an important topic on its own, here the research challenges are predominantly interaction and real-time simulation. More specifically, solutions for realistic haptic feedback, multi-layer tissue deformation and simulation of crack propagation have to be found. In this article we present the chosen methods and some preliminary results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings CURAC 2010
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie - Düsseldorf, Germany
Duration: 18 Nov 201019 Nov 2010


Conference9. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie
Abbreviated titleCURAC 2010


  • Bilateral sagittal split osteotmoy
  • Haptics
  • Medical training
  • Patient-specific modeling
  • Physics simulation
  • Regional aneasthesia
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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