What is Fundamental Surgery?
Fundamental Surgery is a medical simulation platform, that has been produced by the company FundamentalVR. Fundamental Surgery combines both virtual reality environment and haptics (sense of touch) to provide real-time feedback on individual medical procedures. The main objective of Fundamental Surgery is to provide a safe, virtual environment where surgeons or other practitioners can perform and train and develop skills.
Is Fundamental Surgery for me?
Fundamental Surgery is for any medical professional who wants to experience, practise or explore surgical simulations in a virtual environment. The product is presently mainly focused on providing a safe learning space for residents with 2+ years’ experience.
Will VR give me motion sickness?
The short answer is no.
Whilst reports of motion sickness were more common in the early days of VR, great improvements in VR technology, computer graphics processing and programming mean that occurrences of motion sickness are much less common than they used to be. In addition, motion sickness in VR is most likely to occur when there is lots of movement involved such as in fast-paced racing games. Our medical simulations by contrast involve much less movement and we have taken great care with the way there are built so the risk of experiencing motion sickness is very low. However, individuals do vary in their susceptibility to motion sickness and we advise anyone who feels unwell whilst in VR to remove the headset and take a seat until they feel better.
How does Fundamental Surgery work?
Fundamental Surgery simply delivers high value surgical simulations using VR and haptic feedback at low cost.
You buy a license for a year for the surgical areas of interest, then acquire your hardware and you are good to go!
How do I purchase a Fundamental Surgery license?
Simply go to the quote page on this site and follow the instructions from there.
What is included in a Fundamental Surgery license?
Our “BUILD YOUR QUOTATION” process allows the flexibility to purchase access to one, two or all of our Orthopedic joint and/or Orthopedic spine procedures. Each license is for one installation of the software. As many people as you wish can use the system, each with their own unique login.
Further information to each individual SAAS procedure can be found here:
Orthopedic joint procedures:
Orthopedic spine procedures:
How many users can use one Fundamental Surgery license?
Each purchased license allows for one installation on a single PC, but with any number of students/users.
What other surgical specialities will be available on Fundamental Surgery, and when?
Following the full Orthopedic Pack 1 being available in September, Fundamental Surgery will be expanding its simulations into other medical fields including General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, Cardiovascular, Ophthalmology and Laparoscopic.
Does completing Fundamental Surgery count towards my CME (Continuing Medical Education) or CPD (Continuing Professional Development)?
Yes, each of our procedures awards CPD points from the Royal College of Surgeons. Stay tuned for other developments!