Surgical Skills Practice Model
convenient surgeon practice, anytime, around the world
Can you imagine the results of giving every surgeon in your field, convenient, hands-on practice with your medical device? Surgical skill practice models are designed for the specific use of a medical device and procedure. The selected anatomy target is created to accept sutures, staples, anchors, catheters, implants, stents, scopes, or any device repeatedly and made with materials that provide the correct feel and response during deployment.
The models are housed in kits that have custom inserts with cavities for all the individual components to complete your training, so everything is always where you need it, every time! The easy to set up, demonstrate, and give hands-on experience at a hospital, lab, conference, meeting room, or physician’s office. And you can include the physician’s entire team or even demonstrate for a hospital’s value analysis committee. These examples include:
- A urology obstacle course to practice advanced scope manipulation (see image below). Ureteroscope
- A model to give physicians practice with incisionless, minimally invasive alternative to gastric bypass surgery. (left image) Pose Procedure
- A bone block that clinicians can test a bone anchor device and see how it seats in the cancellous layer through a clear ring. The block is engineered to mimic the bone densities of the cortical and cancellous layers, so the deployment of the device behaves in a true-to-life fashion. The block was intentionally made as a geometric shape and not as a particular bone to reinforce that these anchors can be placed in any bone, anywhere in the body. (center image) Suture Anchor
- A GI model to train surgeons to complete transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), a minimally invasive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). (right image) Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication
“With the distribution of the TIFfany Models nationally, we have been able to implement 2-3x the number of training programs in the first half of 2017 than we were able to implement during the same period in 2016; additionally, we have been able to dramatically reduce the need for animate training labs, which has provided significant cost saving; the projected savings in 2017 vs. 2016 is approximately $500k while actually being able to train more physicians.”
Model for Surgical Skills Practice
Although these custom models are not available for sale to the public, we are delighted to make you a version that is specific to your unique medical device and procedure. Please use this link to start the process of receiving a model concept; a visual representation of how clinicians and patients will experience your product and procedure. Pulse MDM does not charge for model concepts or the conversations around them so there is no risk to see how we can help you to tell your story in the most engaging and memorable way possible.