VirtaMed introduces virtual reality simulation for ACL reconstruction
Zurich, Switzerland; February 17, 2016 – Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is one of the most typical knee injuries, and it is particularly common among young athletes. A damaged ACL is usually treated with a minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, where the injured ligament is removed and replaced with a tissue graft. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, as many as 100,000 such ACL reconstructions are performed each year in the United States alone. This procedure is part of training for almost all residents, although technically challenging.