Learning blood management in orthopedic surgery through gameplay

Jing Qin, Yim Pan Chui, Wai Man Pang, Kup Sze Choi, Pheng Ann Heng

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Orthopedic surgery treats the musculoskeletal system, in which bleeding is common and can be fatal. To help train future surgeons in this complex practice, researchers designed and implemented a serious game for learning orthopedic surgery. The game focuses on teaching trainees blood management skills, which are critical for safe operations. Using state-of-the-art graphics technologies, the game provides an interactive and realistic virtual environment. It also integrates game elements, including task-oriented and time-attack scenarios, bonuses, game levels, and performance evaluation tools. To study the system's effect, the researchers conducted experiments on player completion time and off-target contacts to test their learning of psychomotor skills in blood management.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5210066
Pages (from-to)45-57
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010


  • Bleeding simulation
  • Blood management
  • Computer graphics
  • Game-oriented simulation
  • GPU
  • Graphics and multimedia
  • Graphics processing unit
  • Orthopedic-surgery trainer
  • Physics processing unit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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