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Students Watch Live Surgery from Pan Am Clinic

May 30, 2013 12:29 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

Pan Am Clinic

A medical demonstration is performed at Pan Am Clinic in this April 2013 file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

Students across the province watched a live minimally invasive surgery on Thursday.

The surgery to reconstruct a ligament in a patient’s knee was streamed live from Pan Am Clinic to Sisler High School and to more than 1,200 students across northern Manitoba.

“This will make the first time in Canada students will study an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and watch a live reconstruction surgery streamed directly into their classrooms,” Pan Am Clinic chief operating officer Wayne Hildahl said.

About 70 Grade 11 and 12 Sisler students watched the one-hour surgical procedure thanks to the wonders of new technology.

The project is the achievement of a variety of health care and educational facilities whose goals include making high tech procedures more accessible to students. They include Sisler High School, the Pan Am Clinic, its Foundation, The Winnipeg School Division, Frontier School Division, and the WRHA.