CBNNews.com - For those parents regretting buying their kids the Nintendo Wii take heart, those endless hours of video games could be preparing your child to be a world class surgeon.
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Surgical residents at Good Samaritan Hospital in Arizona are using the Nintendo Wii to train for surgery.
The video game simulates the same hand movements as a real surgery, and researchers have added a probe to the controller so that surgeons can practice the delicate movements.
Not only is it a fun way to train - it has proven results.
Those who practiced with the Wii preformed 48 percent better in virtual surgery exams over those who had not played the video game.
The take home message: One day the Wii - some day the scalpel.