Case Study 1: Surgical Training.
In 2018, the annual Frontal Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course (FESS) at Adelaide University, Ray Larson Laboratory, as requested by the Royal Australian college of Surgeons (RACS) A total of 22 cadavers were imported, of which two cadavers had already had the sinus removed, during their natural lives. In attendance was 40 registrars / surgeons, plus faculty. This equates to each attendee being allocated half a sinus for training, during the 3-day FESS course. Fast forward to 2021 and the annual FESS course was relocated to Fusetec’s Advanced Surgical Training Clinic and each surgeon was allocated 3 sinus models each, equating to 6 times the level of surgical training, for the same cost. The instructors would dissect a model, with all attendees observing. Then all attendees would be allocated the exact same anatomical model to dissect under supervision from the faculty. With advance manufactured models derived from digital data the anatomy and learning experience was controlled, as each registrar/ surgeon skill levels could now accurately access. A survey of all attendees was overwhelmingly in support of the training program and future FESS courses have been booked at the Fusetec Clinic.