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NuVasive Selects PrecisionOS’ Learning VR Simulation To Expand Company’s Market-Leading Spine Education and Training Programs

SAN DIEGO—October 27, 2021 / OrthoSpineNews / — PrecisionOS has expanded its growing network of medical device collaborators with the addition of San Diego-based NuVasive, Inc. Through the virtual reality (VR) medical simulation training courses offered by PrecisionOS, NuVasive will advance its global spine education and training programs for surgeons and sales representatives.

The addition of VR to NuVasive’s marketing-leading Clinical Professional Development program will expand remote access to a hands-on learning experience with the Company’s less invasive, more advanced surgical techniques. NuVasive will be showcasing the module and development at the SMISS meeting this week (October 28-30) in Las Vegas.

“We are helping expand access to NuVasive’s surgeon education and training answered through our high fidelity, evidence-based simulation solution,” says Danny Goel, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and CEO, PrecisionOS. “Deploying our software will allow NuVasive to educate a broader audience of spine surgeons, while inspiring learner confidence and proficiency in performance. High quality education to reduce complications forms a value-based care approach.”

Traditional surgical training, which has a single resident or surgeon watch someone else do the entire cadaveric procedure is inefficient and costly. This lack of hands-on experience also impacts learning curves, which currently requires 12-18 months. But, with PrecisionOS’ training modules, learning efficiency has been demonstrated in several published research studies to be as high as 570%. Importantly, their research has also demonstrated a significant reduction in complications related to critical steps while being 34X more cost effective 1,2. The VR software also provides comprehensive and personalized learning through an immersive and interactive performance platform.

“NuVasive is proud to collaborate with PrecisionOS—an industry leader in VR surgical training—to enhance how we educate and train our surgeon partners and our sales teams on our less invasive surgical procedures,” said Paul McClintock, vice president of Global Clinical and Customer Engagement. “Leveraging the PrecisionOS clinically proven platform, we look forward to furthering the adoption of our innovative procedures and technologies which are designed to improve the quality of surgical outcomes—ultimately changing more patient lives.”

PrecisionOS continues to rapidly expand and is now providing medical grade simulation for many of the top 10 orthopedic companies, leading residency and fellowship programs and have partnered with professional societies. The company anticipates continued growth and currently has the largest global footprint with 35 countries and nearly 500 cities worldwide.

About PrecisionOS

PrecisionOS was founded in partnership with clinical orthopedic surgeon educators and an expert group of XR (virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality) developers to create training for orthopedic surgeons. The company’s immersive simulations are scientifically validated, peer-reviewed and published in leading medical research journals. Participants engage in a realistic operating environment, alone or in collaboration with other trainees anywhere in the world, test their knowledge and desire to try alternate approaches, receive instructive feedback and repeat procedures until achieving proficiency.

PrecisionOS is based in Vancouver, BC, with collaborative affiliations with more than 40 major medical institutions in the U.S., Canada. Their software has been used in more than 35 countries and 500 cities worldwide.


  1. Lohre, Ryan MD; Bois, Aaron J. MD, MSc, FRCSC; Athwal, George S. MD, FRCSC; Goel, Danny P. MD, MSc, FRCSC; on behalf of the Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society (CSES) Improved Complex Skill Acquisition by Immersive Virtual Reality Training, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: March 18, 2020 – Volume 102 – Issue 6 – p e26 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.19.00982
  • Ryan Lohre, MD; Aaron J. Bois, MD, MSc; J. W. Pollock, MD, MSc; Peter Lapner, MD; Katie McIlquham, BSc; George S. Athwal, MD; Danny P. Goel, MD, MBA, MSc; Effectiveness of Immersive Virtual Reality on Orthopedic Surgical Skills and Knowledge Acquisition Among Senior Surgical Residents: A Randomized Clinical Trial, JAMA Network Open: December 1, 2020 – Volume 3 – Number 12 – e2031217. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.31217

Media Contact: Elaine Murphy; 818.613.1951; emurphypr@outlook.com


Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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