Digital video recording in trauma surgery using commercially available equipment

Shokei Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Sekine, Motoyasu Yamazaki, Tomohiro Funabiki, Tomohiko Orita, Masayuki Shimizu, Mitsuhide Kitano

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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 laparoptomy 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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number27
JournalScandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-04-2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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