YouTube Surgery: Total Hip Replacement

May 12, 2009 § 11 Comments

My father-in-law had a total hip replacement a few weeks ago. I’m glad he didn’t watch this video before his surgery. This is why I usually remove all OR sound from my videos and have my pictures show actual surgery and not just a big red blur with metal instruments in it…

This game, on the other hand, was very educating.

YouTube Surgery: Carotid Endarterectomy

May 1, 2009 § 2 Comments

This is a video of a carotid endarterectomy, the removal of plaque from the carotid artery to prevent stroke. « Read the rest of this entry »

YouTube Surgery: How To Pluck a Mass Out of Someone’s Neck

April 26, 2009 § Leave a comment

This is a very informative video on how a neck mass excision is performed, made and uploaded by Dr. Kevin Soh, an ENT surgeon from Singapore.

Combining photos, graphics and video he creates a deeper understanding of a procedure that may seem pretty straight forward. He even puts in a little “poetry” in the captions:

Surgery is like painting – I use fine gentle strokes

The video footage is recorded through an operation microscope, which must be done solely to get good pictures, as an operation like this would not normally include a microscope. The footage is a bit dark and I think a voice over could have added more to this than the music, but all in all I like this video a lot.

“10 Gory Surgeries” Reviewed Part 2/2

April 17, 2009 § 3 Comments

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WIRED Science put up an article with “10 Gory Surgical Triumphs on YouTube”. Last week I posted a review of the first five of those videos. Here are my reviews of the last five. Enjoy! « Read the rest of this entry »

“10 Gory Surgeries” Reviewed Part 1/2

April 6, 2009 § 5 Comments

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WIRED Science has put up an article with “10 Gory Surgical Triumphs on YouTube”. Although their approach is somewhat sensasionalist, the idea to collect surgical videos available on YouTube is good. It has actually inspired me to start a series of posts where I’ll pick a surgical video from YouTube every week and review it.

What better then, than to start with the videos WIRED picked? Are they good videos that communicate something of use, or are they just, as WIRED calls them, “gory”?

Here are my reviews of the first five videos. « Read the rest of this entry »

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