LONDON, January 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Leading orthopaedic surgeon Simon Moyes has launched a new website which allows arthroscopic operations to be filmed simultaneously from the surgeon's viewpoint and from inside the joint.
The "Arthroscopic Atlas", which is the first of its kind, has been developed by Simon Moyes along with Smith & Nephew, a company which develops advanced medical devices, and is aimed at students, junior surgeons and patients wanting to learn more about these operations.
Visitors to the website, which will go live early this year, will be able to watch Simon Moyes performing ankle arthroscopy, also known as keyhole surgery, with two cameras capturing the procedure outside the ankle, focusing on what instruments he uses and his hand movements, as he talks through the various processes.
At the same time, a tiny camera inside the ankle will capture the procedure itself, and the two videos will be shown on a split screen in real time.
Traditionally, such techniques have been learnt by textbook, watching surgeons in theatre and viewing video footage from inside joints. However, this is the first time these two processes have been married together, so they can be watched at the same time, and paused or replayed.
Simon Moyes said: "It's often challenging for people learning these techniques to know where to position their hands, what minute movements can do, and this is done in real time which increases the pressure for those who are new to the technique.
"However, this website will help give them more time to learn various procedures, meaning they should be more competent and prepared when they come to do the real thing."
Filmed at the Wellington Hospital in St John's Wood, where Simon Moyes holds regular clinics, further footage on knee and shoulder procedures are also planned to be added to the website.
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SOURCE Simon Moyes