Pan Am operation streamed online
High school students in Manitoba experienced a crash course in knee surgery Thursday.
More than 1,200 students watched a live anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery that took place in one of the operation rooms at the Pan Am Clinic.
The 45-minute procedure was streamed online to a classroom at Sisler High School, and from there the live transmission was sent to schools across the province.
Organizers believe the interactive event — students were encouraged to ask questions to surgeon Dr. Peter MacDonald as he walked the class through the operation — was the first of its kind in Canada.