Posts tagged operation

Cancer patient's leg kept alive by being attached to arm

Surgeons removed a man’s tumour and rebuilt his body using leg muscles and tissue they had removed and attached to his arm to keep alive.

"It’s not easy for a surgeon to tell a patient that they haven’t done this particular procedure before."

Surgical Rehearsal Platform by Surgical Theater.

This is an interesting product for surgery. The idea is to give surgeons and trainees a chance to rehearse the finer points of an operation using the patient’s actual anatomical data rather than a generic template. Typically, there are practice modules that are available for computerized surgical systems to work through an operation but this aims to give surgeons a trial run before ever making a cut on the patient.

Chyle filling surgical cavity.
As we discussed the process of lipoprotein metabolism in class, the lecturer described chyle, a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats. He had one caution for prospective surgeons: it is bad to puncture the lymphatic duct.

Chyle filling surgical cavity.

As we discussed the process of lipoprotein metabolism in class, the lecturer described chyle, a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats. He had one caution for prospective surgeons: it is bad to puncture the lymphatic duct.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Replacement Surgery. (Graphic)

At the end of a long day, near the end of our last class, the lecturer switched the presentation from the powerpoint to the browser, pulling up this video. Putting together the anatomy we learned, the ligaments we dissected and the procedures we read, the lecturer used this video to tie the things we learned together. I was amazed at the precision, mystified at the technique, and impressed by the art.

Transcatheter aortic valve transplant.
An interventional cardiologist came today to wrap up our cardiology block. We went through a case together in which the patient eventually received an aortic valve transplant. He showed us a video of it and it was really amazing stuff. Need a percutaneous aortic valve transplant? No problem. It will only take thirty minutes. Yeah. Amazing stuff.

Transcatheter aortic valve transplant.

An interventional cardiologist came today to wrap up our cardiology block. We went through a case together in which the patient eventually received an aortic valve transplant. He showed us a video of it and it was really amazing stuff. Need a percutaneous aortic valve transplant? No problem. It will only take thirty minutes. Yeah. Amazing stuff.

Future medicine is always interesting to read about. This one is the Hybrid OR, designed by Maquet. Essentially, the OR is built to allow for quick and easy conversion to suite different needs of the workflow. For example, have a coronary angiography suite that can be urgently converted into an open heart OR.