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About The Course:

Dylan Roberts is a 34-year-old male. He has suffered a laceration on his right knee due to an accident during a game of football. The wound is 3 cm in size and requires 4-5 stitches. Horizontal suturing is required to close the wound. 

This clinical procedure simulation is designed to provide learners practice in closing wounds using the horizontal suturing technique. Both training and assessment modes are available that help practice and assess the skills. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Perform irrigation and prepare the laceration for closure 
  • Educate the patient about the procedure 
  • Gather and correctly prepare supplies   
  • Close laceration using horizontal sutures 
  • Ethicon, Inc. (2007). Ethicon Wound Closure Manual. Somerville, NJ: Ethicon, Inc.
  • UpToDate. (n.d.). Retrieved November 7, 2023, from

Customize Your Program
Get rid of the editor. Adopt in-VR customization.

MedVR Education is bringing to you in-VR customization that will enable you to customize your procedural simulations by making selections from a range of feature choices. 

  • Select patient from a diverse background 
  • Choose preferred virtual environment 
  • Select equipment used in the procedure 
  • Modify difficulty level of the assessment mode 
  • …..many more to come 
  • Multi-player
  • Physics-based Interaction

Core Skills Training

Horizontal Suturing

In this VR simulation, the learner will begin the procedure by confirming the identity of the patient and informing the patient about the procedure. The learner will then proceed with the procedure which will involve washing the wound, opening the suture kit using sterile technique, injecting the patient and closing the wound with horizontal sutures. Once complete, the learner will dispose the needle in the sharps bin.
The simulation is equipped with all affordances required for the procedure.


With prompts, guidance and affordances learners are hand-held through the process to practice the procedure in a virtual environment with a virtual patient.  

  • Photorealistic virtual environment  
  • Physics-based interactions  
  • Detailed instructions  
  • Adequate affordances to assist in task completion 


Test acquired skills to perform the procedures from start to finish without prompts. An incorrect step will take the learner back to the start to start afresh.  

  • Live scoring  
  • Instant feedback  
  • Adequate affordances for efficient performance  
  • Time tracking to monitor activity completion