The use of video for teaching surgeons and making surgical training videos


Modern knee surgeons are feeling progressively more at home with visual education - tele-conferencing, tele-education and online forums.

However, the creation of high quality educational material takes time, patience and expertise. ​Here are some tips for beginners:

  • The surgeon should use a head-mounted camera system, which will focus on the fingers via a finger-tracking mechanism. This can produce high definition video, ideal for surgical training.
  • With an appropriate head-mounted 3D camera, live surgery can be recorded stereoscoically and broadcast live over the internet.
  • To avoid distraction, the use of eye-wear is also recommended, or Google Glass can add a further element by recording conversations between the operation team.
  • Then you need a good narrative, and some of the operating room background noise, to create ambience. 

The ESSKA Academy have embraced multi-media education and are creating an archive of educational material by surgeons and for surgeons.

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