Simulation training may supplement clinical learning for residents, fellows

ORLANDO — Use of simulation training may supplement clinical learning and decrease the learning curve for residents and fellows in training, according to a presentation at the Current Concepts for Joint Replacement Winter Meeting. Compared with cadaver labs, which lack pathology, provide minimal repetitive practice opportunities and are expensive, simulation training allows orthopedic surgeons “to learn new skills with no impact on patient care,” according to Kenneth A. Gustke, MD. “You can practice as often as you want, you have no time pressure, you can make mistakes