Lego Eye

November 27, 2008 § 4 Comments

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Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

Found an old picture I made for a presentation a couple of years back. It strikes me now that the pictured scene is very bizarre. « Read the rest of this entry »

The surgeon’s domain

October 17, 2008 § 4 Comments

When you’re entering the OR, you’re entering a domain under the supreme reign of the surgeon. Not that you could ever fail to notice. « Read the rest of this entry »

Check out SurgeXperiences 207

September 29, 2008 § 1 Comment

The 7th edition of season two of SurgeXperiences is up at Buckeye Surgeon, the blog of American general surgeon Jeffrey Parks.

SurgeXperiences is a biweekly blog carnival, collecting the best of the surgical department of the medical blogosphere. Check out season 1 here. Read this if you would like to host an edition (highly recommended! I’ve hosted three editions myself).

The next edition will be up on October 12th. No host announced yet. Submit your posts here.

SurgeXperiences ambigram created with Ambigram.Matic. Thanks to T for the tip.

Filming transvaginal surgery

September 16, 2008 § Leave a comment

Vesicovaginal fistula

Vesicovaginal fistula

I recently got a question via the contact form concerning the recording of a transvaginal procedure. As this may be interesting to others I post the question and my answer here. If you got any further advise or ideas for solutions to this difficult problem, please don’t hesitate to comment.
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Project Facade

September 8, 2008 § 1 Comment

Sculpture of William Spreckley.

I recently read about the reconstructive surgery performed by Harold Gillies at the Queen’s Hospital in Sidcup, UK, during World War I. A true pioneer, Gillies is credited with establishing the discipline of plastic surgery. He developed the pedicle tube flap technique and was the first to attempt an (unsuccesful) partial face transplant.

Reconstructive war surgery is usually associated with very graphic photos, not suited for everyone. But the British artist Paddy Hartley came up with an absolutely brilliant way to represent the work of Gillies. « Read the rest of this entry »

Lift me

September 2, 2008 § 5 Comments

Now and then, while waiting for an operation to start, I’m asked to help with the preparations. Nurses rush back and forth, and the schedule is tight, so a couple of idle hands are useful. I’m not trained in OR procedures, but over the years I’ve seen enough to know roughly what to do. I know how to open a sterile package, tie a gown and stuff like that. Today I was asked to help move the patient. « Read the rest of this entry »

Check out the SurgeXperiences season finale

June 22, 2008 § 3 Comments

Photo by Christophe MOUSTIER.

Edition 124 of SurgeXperiences, the one and only surgical blog carnival, is up at Notes of an Anesthesioboist.

This is the last edition of the first season of this truly unique biweekly collection of blog post related to surgery. The season finale brilliantly sums up the great variation of subjects and writing styles SurgeXperienes collects. Be sure to check it out!

All 24 editions of the first season are collected here. If you’d like to host an edition, contact carnival founder Jeffrey. He will also be hosting the first edition of season 2, on July 6th at his great blog Monash Medical Student.

Check out SurgeXperiences 122

May 26, 2008 § Leave a comment

The 22nd edition of SurgeXperiences is up at The Paper Mask, the blog of Australian surgeon Sheepish.

Sheepish offers a good tip:

My tip – never let a sound recordist into your theatre, and if they do, insist that they remove that hairy dog from their microphone, unless you are happy for your patient to have their wound infected with bizarre and rare bacteria or fungi.

I couldn’t agree more. A zeppelin shotgun mic (as they’re called) with a windscreen is the exact opposite of clean. They start to smell after being used for a while, and I never heard of a windscreen being washed. A windscreen should, however, be totally unnecessary in an OR, where there’s usually no wind.

SurgeXperiences is a biweekly blog carnival, collecting the best of the surgical department of the medical blogosphere. Check out the back catalogue here. Read this if you would like to host an edition (highly recommended! I’ve hosted two editions myself).

The next edition will be up at Israeli anesthesiologist QuietusLeo’s blog The Sandman, on June 8th. He’s chosen the theme “The Philosophical side of Medicine” and is looking for some introspective blogging. Submit your posts here.

Filming surgery with camcorders

May 15, 2008 § 12 Comments

Medical videographer with a camcorder

The workhorse of most video production – the professional camcorder – is also one of the best tools for shooting a variety of surgical operations. But it has its limitations and for some types of operations it is simply useless. « Read the rest of this entry »

SurgeXperiences – Tools of the trade

April 28, 2008 § 4 Comments

I’ll have the honor of hosting SurgeXperiences again on May 11th. SurgeXperiences is a biweekly blog carnival that rounds up the best of the surgical department of the medical blogosphere.

Hosting after the outstanding job Sid Schwab did, will surely be, as we say in Norway, like jumping after Wirkola, but a little challenge is always nice.

Unlike last time, I thought I’d go for a themed edition this time around. And the theme will be: Tools of the trade. Nuff said. The rest is up to you.

Please submit your posts by May 9th here.

Photo © Roy McMahon/Corbis

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