The Missouri Orthopaedic Bioskills Lab is the primary clinical anatomy and surgical simulation training site for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The lab provides mentored, hands-on cadaveric training that is critical to patient safety and effective surgical practice.
The Bioskills Lab was established in 2013 and has five cadaver work stations and four state-of-the-art arthroscopy stations. It contains a Surgilight illumination system that connects to two high-definition monitors and two operating microscopes to simulate microsurgeries.
Our department provides a four-year bioskills curriculum delivered to two tiers of orthopaedic residents who participate in monthly skills training events. All MU School of Medicine residents and medical students are welcome to attend the monthly skills training sessions. In addition, the lab serves as an open resource to residents for cadaver training throughout the year.
The lab is a resource to faculty, fellows, and residents who conduct translational (bench-to-bedside) research using cadavers. Contact us to learn more.