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Table 3 Resident perceived value of virtual model in surgical skill acquisition

From: Comparison of cadaveric and isomorphic virtual haptic simulation in temporal bone training

Surgical skill Mean value ± SD (1 = not beneficial, 7 = very beneficial)
Canal wall up mastoidectomy 4.9 ± 1.7
Facial recess approach 4.8 ± 1.8
Canal wall down mastoidectomy 5.1 ± 1.4
Inside out mastoidectomy 4.7 ± 1.8
Bondy mastoidectomy 4.8 ± 1.6
Sigmoid sinus decompression 4.4 ± 2.0
Dural plate decompression 4.6 ± 2.0
Labyrinthectomy 5.0 ± 1.5
Translabyrinthine approach to IAC 5.2 ± 1.3
Middle fossa approach to IAC 4.7 ± 1.8
Middle fossa approach to superior canal dehiscence 5.0 ± 1.5