08961190 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 107 patents.

A system for training a clinician in energy-based surgical techniques that advantageously does not require the simulated tissue to be electrically conductive is provided. The simulated tissue comprises one or more materials. A heat generator is configured in the shape of a medical instrument typically encountered in energy-based surgical procedures such as electrosurgery or electrocautery. The instrument delivers sufficient heat to melt at least one of the materials in order to simulate energy-based surgical techniques such as excising target material. The one or more materials are configured in the simulated tissue such that their relative thermoplasticity defines a predetermined surgical pathway of a desired clinical outcome.

Title
Advanced surgical simulation
Application Number
13/722675
Publication Number
8961190 (B2)
Application Date
December 20, 2012
Publication Date
February 24, 2015
Inventor
Tracy Breslin
Rancho Santa Margarita
CA, US
Charles C Hart
Rancho Santa Margarita
CA, US
Agent
Rimas T Lukas
Assignee
Applied Medical Resources Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G09B 23/28
G09B 23/30
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