SMC Anatomy Students Interact With Surgeon During Live Telesurgery
Students taking Biology Professor Gregory Smith’s Human Anatomy course gathered around a TV in Brosseau Hall on Thursday, May 2, to participate in a unique first at Saint Mary’s—interacting with a surgeon while watching a live telesurgery of a hip replacement. From first cut to last, students identified anatomy and asked questions of Stefan Kreuzer, MD, from Advanced Center for Orthopedics in Houston.
New Operating Table Improves Hip Replacement Surgery
Using a device that looks more like a torture rack than a surgical table, surgeons are now able to replace a hip through the front of the pelvis, limiting tissue and muscle damage and leading to faster recovery.