Scottsdale Healthcare to perform world's first Google Glass recorded orthopedic trauma surgery

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Wednesday, the world's first orthopedic trauma surgery recorded using Google Glass will occur at Scottsdale Healthcare. 

The surgery to repair a knee fracture will be streamed live to orthopedic trauma fellows, residents, medical students and other orthopedic surgeons in the United States according to a Scottsdale Healthcare announcement. 

Gil Ortega, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Scottsdale Healthcare, was chosen by Google earlier this year for its Glass Explorer program, who's purpose is to test the device before it is released to the public. 

Dr. Ortega is excited for the record-setting procedure.

"I think Google Glass has great potential for use in healthcare and hopefully documenting and sharing this procedure will demonstrate that," said Dr. Ortega. "This technology allows for the video to be recorded from the surgeon's viewpoint so you can see exactly what I see as I'm doing it. This could play a huge role in how we use video footage for medical education and intra-operative consultations."

Google Glass is wearable technology designed to record film, take pictures, search the Internet and translate language without obstructing the user's vision.

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