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Surgical dexterity and smartphones

Jonpe
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Surgical dexterity and smartphones

One of the unexpected effects of smartphones: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/surgery-students-dexterity-smartphones-keyboards-screens-cr...

Professor Kneebone, an apt name for a surgeon (orthopaedics perhaps).

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Re: Surgical dexterity and smartphones

One thing I have noticed everywhere is that the youngsters seem to be able to use their thumbs very rapidly for typing on a screen. I've tried it and mine don't seem to go in the right direction! Undecided

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@Jonpe wrote:

One of the unexpected effects of smartphones: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/surgery-students-dexterity-smartphones-keyboards-screens-cr...

Professor Kneebone, an apt name for a surgeon (orthopaedics perhaps).


Perhaps stitching is on the way out ?........Metal clips and superglue might replace the stitches

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They already have Gleneagles. Had double hernia surgery last month, and glue (I'm told it was a variant of Superglue) was used to join internal incisions, only the final surface was stitched with dissolving sutures, and they only really to hold the glued edges together for healing.

For years I haven't used plasters for minor cuts, but a substance from a bottle called "Newskin", which is basically a glue that forms a seal, wearing off fairly quickly after the bleeding has stopped to allow natural healing. Stings a bit when first put on though.

Mind you, I had seven hours of spinal surgery in 2000, Given I can't see it very well even in a mirror, but I got someone to photograph it, and the incisions look as if they were stitched with rope. 

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@gleneagles wrote:


Perhaps stitching is on the way out ?........Metal clips and superglue might replace the stitches

Wink

 


Metal clips in plastic surgery would probably make Frankenstein's monster look aesthetically pleasing?

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Another thing for robotics?

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