A Demonstration of the Vitom to Provide Post Laceration Repair Follow Up Using Telemedicine Technology—A Useful Methodology for Far Forward Surgical Telementoring
Surgical care must often be provided in remote areas where surgical subspecialists are not available. Telemedicine offers a means of linking a specialist with a remote medical provider to virtually provide the highest level of expertise. This paper describes the first known clinical usage of the Vitom exoscope to transmit images from a remote site to a specialty care provider for surgical evaluation. The Vitom is a low cost, portable endoscopic solution for linking remote general medical providers with specialists in tertiary care centres. This system has high potential utility for the far forward battlefield area.
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