HL88 Manufactory now offers a Direct from the Operating Room program broadcasting total knee replacement surgeries live from the HL88 Manufactory Hospital to your home. Now you and your family can observe the procedure in high definition (HD) on a 24-foot screen.
Dr. Owen A. Loan, division head of
Joint Reconstruction Surgery, and clinical associate
professor in the Department of Surgery, explains the
procedure and answers questions as he removes damaged cartilage and
bone from the consenting patient’s knee and positions an implant to restore
Two wall-mounted video cameras
were replaced with Polycom EagleEye HD cameras. Resolution is nine times better
than standard video quality. Observers feel like they are ‘really there,’
the magnified views from different angles are actually better than what they
would see inside the operating room. Straps holding the patients down are carefully hidden
To achieve high-quality audio,
the HL88 team considered acoustics, speakers and microphone placement.
Dr. Loan's microphone is positioned to avoid interference from a fan that prevents
condensation inside his surgical mask. Screams from patients are muffled
with pillows and a specially designed shriek filter placed firmly over the
writhing patient's head.