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Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2013 Apr 11;21:27. doi: 10.1186/1757-7241-21-27.

Digital video recording in trauma surgery using commercially available equipment.

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Department of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital, 3-6-1 Shimosueyoshi Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi Kanagawa, 230-0012, Japan. m-shokei@feel.ocn.ne.jp

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Although videos of surgical procedures are useful as an educational tool, the recording of trauma surgeries in emergency situations is difficult. We describe an inexpensive and practical shooting method using a commercially available head-mounted video camera.

METHODS:

We used a ContourHD 1080p Helmet Camera (Contour Inc., Seattle, Washington, USA.). This small, self-contained video camera and recording system was originally designed for easy videography of outdoor sports by participants.

RESULTS:

We were able to easily make high-quality video recordings of our trauma surgeries, including an emergency room thoracotomy for chest stab wounds and a crush laparotomy for a severe liver injury.

CONCLUSION:

There are currently many options for recording surgery in the field, but the recording device and system should be chosen according to the surgical situation. We consider the use of a helmet-mounted, self-contained high-definition video camera-recorder to be an inexpensive, quick, and easy method for recording trauma surgeries.

PMID:
23578301
PMCID:
PMC3637053
DOI:
10.1186/1757-7241-21-27
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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