YouTube helping experts learn surgical techniques

By: GizBot Bureau

    More and more experts are using streaming online media such as YouTube to learn new surgical techniques, researchers including an Indian-origin scientist report.

    YouTube helping experts learn surgical techniques

    A survey involving members from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) found that most of them had used online streaming media (YouTube) at least once to learn a new technique and most had used those techniques in practice.

    SEE ALSO: Waiting for iPhone 7s? The Top 10 Secrets About Apple's Next Phone You Need to Know!

    Anita Sethna from Emory University's school of medicine, Atlanta, and co-authors surveyed AAFPRS members and received 202 responses.

    The most popular ways to stay current with technical and non-technical findings included meetings, journals and discussions with colleagues.

    YouTube helping experts learn surgical techniques

    "However, 64.1 percent of respondents said they had used online media at least once to learn a new technique, especially for rhinoplasty and injectable procedures and 83.1 percent had used those techniques in their practice," Sethna and authors wrote in an article published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

    SEE ALSO: Top 20 best Chinese Smartphones To Buy in India 2016 March

    Less experienced surgeons were more likely to have used online streaming media than more experienced surgeons. "The enthusiasm is not unbridled, however. The internet's ease of access has raised concerns regarding the quality of these sources," the authors noted.

    Source IANS

    Read More About: YouTube internet online videos news
    X

    Stay updated with latest technology news & gadget reviews - Gizbot

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more