VIRTUAL REALITY in surgical procedures

Virtual Reality is being used in surgery replacements to improve these procedures. And this raises the question what are doing construction world with Virtual Reality. Maybe we can use it for construction training to improve the activity and to cut time. Because of that I would like to cast light on the use of VR in surgical procedures.
Virtual Reality is a tool that allows doctors to place the hip replacement in the perfect position. Also the surgeon perform the surgery with a much more smaller incision or cut having less bleeding being the risk for infection less. Moreover, the pain afterwards is less because the incision has been small.
Sometimes the hip replacement is done is young people being in this case more better to do a hip resurfacing that allows to preserve more bone.
As we know a hip replacement can be done under a general anaesthetic (where you’re asleep during the operation) or under a spinal anaesthetic (where you’re awake but you not feel from the waist down).Sometimes you may have an epidural, which is similar to a spinal anaesthetic.
The surgeon makes a cut (incision) into the hip, removes the damaged hip joint and replaces it with an artificial joint or implant. So with Virtual Reality the surgeon can manage do a smaller cut.
The surgery usually takes around 1 to 2 hours to complete but with the help of Virtual reality takes less.

Also Virtual reality is used before the surgery while the surgeons do training, in a way that they can practice being the surgery hip replacement faster or less invasive.

Nowadays Virtual reality does not work in recovery time of a rip replacement, but maybe in the future it can be used. As we know after the hip surgery you’ll usually be in hospital for 3 to 5 days, but recovery time can vary. Once you left your hospital the doctor will give you advice about looking after your hip at home. You’ll need to use crutches at first and a physiotherapist will teach you exercises to help strengthen your hip muscles. In this time Virtual reality can be useful to teach you exercises and to advice you.
However, Virtual reality does not work in other surgical procedures such as liposuction. The procedure involves that the surgeon makes small cuts into your skin and inserts a thin tube called a cannula under your skin. The cannula is connected to a vacuum that suctions fat and fluids from your body. So in this procedure that does not be technically demanding the Virtual Reality does not improve the outcomes.

Hip Replacement (A-THR)

More information about Virtual reality and surgery procedures:

Augmented Reality Based Navigation for Computer Assisted Hip Resurfacing: A Proof of Concept Study
Surgery guided by mixed reality: presentation of a proof of concept


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