Touch Surgery

In keeping with the educational principle of learning by doing, AOCMF has collaborated on the first tablet-based simulations for cognitive surgical training
Touch Surgery
With Touch Surgery, the decision comes before the incision.

New technological advances offer learning opportunities outside of the traditional setting. Following the surgical mantra: "the decision comes before the incision," AOCMF is participating in the development of tablet-based apps that take the cognitive teaching of surgical skills to the next level.

All the content is available on the Touch Surgery website.

Touch Surgery – a surgical planning app

It enables users to practice surgery anytime, anywhere. In the app's training mode, surgeons can learn operations in a step-by-step manner with 3D graphics simulating realistic surgical environments. In test mode, users can track their results and measure their progress, which can also be shared with classmates and work colleagues.

Here are the main features of the Touch Surgery – Medical app:


  • Experience realistic surgical environments created with state-of-the-art 3D graphics

  • Track your results and measure your learning progress

  • Build a personalized library of procedure

  • Learn new techniques from top physicians

  • New spy glass feature allows you to identify and learn about the instruments, tissues, muscles, and bones contained in our procedures

  • Access a wide range of 3D simulations

AOCMF Virtual surgical simulation trainer  
Daniel Buchbinder
"Simulation is transforming surgical education in the 21st century"

Daniel Buchbinder, Chair AOTK