The timing and importance of motor skills course in knee arthroscopy training
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KünyeÇetinkaya, E., Çift, H., Aybar, A., Erçin, E., Babür Güler, G. ve Poyanlı, O. (2017). The timing and importance of motor skills course in knee arthroscopy training. Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica, 51(4), 273-277. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aott.2017.01.004
Objectives: The aim of this prospective study is to evaluate the impact of the simulation training programin learning duration of arthroscopic motor skills. Furthermore, we investigated the difference betweenjunior and experienced residents in the improvement of arthroscopic motor skills duration.Methods: We established 2 study groups according to participants' year of experience in orthopedicresidency with junior group residents with three years or less than three years experience as group 1 andexperienced group with over 3 years of experience as group 2. We calculated duration change of motorskill test results for each participant before and after the course. The tools used were; auto scoring mirrortracer(ASMT), 0'Conner the tweezer dexterity test(OCTDT), etch-a-sketch with overlay(ESOT), purdue thepegboard test(PPT), two-arm coordination test(TACT) and grooved pegboard test(GPT) which were allproduced by LafayetteŞrm. These instruments were used to practice and measure the basic motor skills.Results: All postecourse test durations for participants decreased signiŞcantly when compared to precourse. We calculated percentage change of motor skill test results for each participant before and after the course. All motor skill test percentage changes were similar between two groups. In comparisonof participants according to their experiences, results revealed that there was no difference in test resultsof experienced and junior surgeons. Both groups had provided equal improvement in terms of motorskills.Conlusion: As our results revealed, residents will be able to act with a strong motivation to learn applications through basic arthroscopic information gained in early period of orthopedic training and willmake more successful applications of real patients.© 2017 Turkish Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Publishing services by Elsevier B.V. Thisis an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-ncnd/4.0/).