D-Box Suture Exercise
Purpose: This exercise is designed to practice basic and advanced
How to execute:
For beginners it is recommended to use the ports on each
side of the joystick. Do not use a cutting needle. We don't recommend any particular method, but we suggest to
study and learn a well known and functional method. An instructional video of our preferred method is shown in
When timing the exercise the following assumptions are made: First a friction knot and then 6 or 7 half hitches.
Time is registered from when the instruments are seen on the screen till the suture is cut.
Recommended level before real operation:
Minimum 40 repetitions. The 10 best results shall be less than 2 minutes.
Suggesting continued training as long as laparoscopic procedures are performed. Also practice sututring with
altering positions of instruments and suturing material.