Medical Education, Training, and Simulation Products
The Holiotomy™ was designed by Kate O’Hanlan MD, for the LIGO Course. It is for use inside the 3-Dmed T3 or T5 MITS to accomplish the Holiotomy™ Challenge. The Holiotomy™ is marked with dots on each side, which surgeons must suture through in placing three “figure of N’s” and then tie each with four square knots. Surgeons complete two Holiotomies™ in this fashion. The third Holiotomy™ is comprised by an initial simple stitch, tied with four knots, run through each of the dots to the end, and then tied four knots back on the last pass. Surgeons completing all three Holiotomies™ will have completed 32 square knots and made 18 suture passes. Sold in Bags of 50.
The Holiotomy was designed by Kate O’Hanlan, MD for the LIGO Course to use inside the 3-Dmed T3 or T5 MITSto accomplish the Holiotomy Challenge. The Holiotomy is marked with dots on each side, which surgeons must suture through in placing three figure of N’s” and then tie each with four square knots. Thus, 18 sutures are passed through each of two dots, and at least 32 knots are tied.Kate also wrote a study that concluded that a comprehensive course employing laparoscopic surgical simulation focused on basic surgical skills essential to TLH has a positive impact on attendees’ self-rated skill level and rate of laparoscopic approaches. Many participants have begun performing TLH after the course!