Surgical interventions are a sequence of complex measures to be carried out precisely. Whereas classical surgery can still be depicted and explained by photo or film, it is very difficult to depict the processes of minimally invasive procedures in a comprehensible way. Another aspect is of course the acceptance of a film of a medical intervention. It is hardly conceivable to use such a film in the context of informing a patient about his upcoming procedure.
Minimally invasive surgery
In minimally invasive surgery, access is through an endoscope and visualization is on a monitor. These “keyhole operations” offer a number of advantages for the patient (e.g. faster convalescence). However, the presentation of an operation is often quite difficult to understand due to the confined space and the limited perspective of the camera. In the context of an animation the important anatomical structures can be worked out. From a design and didactic point of view, an animation offers much great possibilities for visualization.
The rights of use of the video sequences lie either with MedicalGraphics – Michael Hoffmann or with the respective clients.
Music: Ian Alex Mac – Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
Example projects Animations of surgical procedures: