(WJAR) — We hear a lot about virtual reality — computer-generated surroundings that make what you see right in front of you seem real.
In the operating room, it’s adding a new dimension for doctors performing shoulder replacement surgery.
Using a new mixed-reality system from medical supplier STRYKER, University Orthopedics’ Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon E. Scott Paxton, MD can literally map out and see an area that’s difficult to navigate.
He recently showed Channel 10’s Barbara Morse how it works.
About E. Scott Paxton, MD
E. Scott Paxton, MD is a member of the Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He completed fellowship training in the treatment of problems of the shoulder and elbow at the renowned Rothman Institute in Philadelphia where he trained with many of the world’s leaders in shoulder and elbow surgery.
The typical problems that he evaluates and treats include rotator cuff tears and impingement, shoulder and elbow instability and dislocations, shoulder and elbow arthritis, shoulder fractures (humerus, glenoid, scapula, and clavicle), elbow fractures, malunions and nonunions of these fractures, tendon injuries of the shoulder and elbow, labral tears, throwing injuries and other sports injuries of the upper extremity.