The Web Initiative for Surgical Education of Medical Doctors (WISE-MD) educational program aims to enhance the teaching of common surgical problems to medical students. WISE-MD modules are artfully crafted by surgical experts working with technicians using state-of the art technologies including animation, computer graphics and video to illustrate the important principles related to the diagnosis and treatment of surgical illnesses.
Alan S. Nasar, MD performs a Zimmer knee replacement using Patient Specific Instrumentation (PSI) custom cutting guides. The surgical video is narrated and demonstrates the technique. PSI guides are fabricated based on pre-operative MRI's of the patient's knee. They are custom made for each patient.
The new ZIPLift IV System from Innovative Medical Designs: A system to manage and organize IV equipment in-room as well as during patient transport. The System safely and easily transfers the IV Pole and equipment to and from the bed. Maintains the same setup outside the room as inside the room Works with any bed & any stretcher, no special attachments Works throughout the entire hospital Improves productivity & patient care Allows clear head access Maintains constant relationship of IV equipment to the patient For more information, visit www.
Minimally invasive surgery takes advantage of advances in computer imaging and robotics to provide effective surgical cancer treatment with a much smaller impact on the patient. Robotic surgery systems consist of one or more robotic arms, precisely controlled by surgeons seated at a console, which enlarges 3-D views of the surgery site.
Los Angeles Brain and Spine Institute Neurointerventional surgeon George Rappard uses a new tiny brain balloon to fix a ruptured aneurysm in a pregnant woman.
DICOM viewer OsiriX helps surgeons to understand the patient's anatomy and cancerous lesion by pinching to zoom, rotating, and changing window level of the DICOM volume data on an iPad through latex gloves. We applied a new educational system using stereo-3D anatomy generated by OsiriX.
This surgical video shows Dr. David Fisher of OrthoIndy Research Foundation (Indianapolis, IN) closing a hip incision with INSORB Absorbable Skin Staples. Dr. Fisher's technique is demonstrated, as well as patient photos at surgery, 2 weeks and 6 weeks.
Dr. Ali Moinzadeh, Director of robotic surgery at Lahey Clinic, demonstrates use of novel (2010) barbed unidirectional suture, during robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.
Surgical technique used in the PANTER trial (New Engl J Med 2010) of the Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group. Marc Besselink, Bert van Ramshorst. Utrecht/Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. This is the CT of a 43 year old male patiënt with infected necrotizing pancreatitis that will undergo a VARD procedure; Videoscopic Assisted Retroperitoneal Debridment.
The final piece of the nation's largest operating room renovation project is complete with the installation of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's "Hybrid OR," allowing both vascular and cardiac surgical procedures to be done in one single room for patients. For more information, visit http://www.
Lapses in infection control measures are a common feature of ambulatory surgical centers in the United States, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Here are some recommendations for preventing surgical site infections, from the Infectious Diseases Society of America: Administer antimicrobial prophylaxis in accordance with evidence-based standards and guidelines Do not remove hair at the operative site unless the presence of hair will interfere with the operation; do not use razors Control blood glucose level during the immediate postoperative period for patients undergoing cardiac surgery Researchers out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention organized to have 68 ambulatory surgical centers surveyed by agents from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) between June and October 2008.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched the e-market arm of the robot technology. APL scientists and engineers developed the technology behind DARPA Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 program, an ambitious effort over four years to create a prosthetic arm until there was an eclipse of the Second World War device and cable hook Most used by amputees.
The Emory Pituitary Center is among the first pituitary centers in the world to begin using a new and innovative treatment method for the removal of pituitary tumors, a 3D endoscope. Using this minimally invasive tool, a small camera at the end of a narrow operating endoscope, allows the surgeon to see pituitary tumors three dimensionally and navigate the delicate area at the base of the brain more safely.