A prospective study of teleconferencing for orthopaedic consultations.

  title={A prospective study of teleconferencing for orthopaedic consultations.},
  author={Pertti Aarnio and Heikki Lamminen and Jyri Lepist{\"o} and Antti Alho},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  volume={5 1},
We carried out a prospective study of teleconsulting in orthopaedics. A commercial videoconferencing system was connected by three ISDN lines between the Satakunta Central Hospital in Pori and the Orton Orthopaedic Hospital in Helsinki, 240 km away. A document camera was used to transfer radiographic images and paper documents. Twenty-nine patients who needed an orthopaedic consultation were studied over three months. They were examined by a surgeon in Pori with the aid of teleconferencing and… CONTINUE READING

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