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Open surgery simulation of inguinal hernia repair.

Niels Hald 1 Sudip K. Sarker 2 Paul Ziprin 1 Pierre-Frédéric Villard 1, 3 Fernando Bello 1 
3 MAGRIT - Visual Augmentation of Complex Environments
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Inguinal hernia repair procedures are often one of the first surgical procedures faced by junior surgeons. The biggest challenge in this procedure for novice trainees is understanding the 3D spatial relations of the complex anatomy of the inguinal region, which is crucial for the effective and careful handling of the present anatomical structures in order to perform a successful and lasting repair. Such relationships are difficult to illustrate and comprehend through standard learning material. This paper presents our work in progress to develop a simulation-based teaching tool allowing junior surgeons to train the Lichtenstein tension-free open inguinal hernia repair technique for direct and indirect hernias, as well as to enforce their understanding of the spatial relations of the involved anatomy.
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Niels Hald, Sudip K. Sarker, Paul Ziprin, Pierre-Frédéric Villard, Fernando Bello. Open surgery simulation of inguinal hernia repair.. Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR), Feb 2011, Newport Beach, California, United States. pp.202-208, ⟨10.3233/978-1-60750-706-2-202⟩. ⟨inria-00570250⟩



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