Sam Blackbird, a third year medical student at McMaster University has decided to live the entirety of his daily life maintaining sterile technique. This change in his lifestyle came after he broke sterility during his first time in the OR.
Omaha, NE – Most people are familiar with the fact that completing a neurosurgery residency usually takes a couple of centuries. It’s grueling, relentless, and most trainees continue training into the afterlife. This octogenarian, however, is shattering all previous training records – it only took him 66 years.
Chicago, IL – It happens all too often – a few days after surgery, a patient starts having pain, goes back to the doctor, and finds out some type of surgical instrument was left inside of them during surgery. A scalpel, a small piece of gauze, you get the picture. This time, however, a surgeon’s entire ego was left inside the patient.
Charlotte, NC – They say surgeons need to be good with their hands. It takes meticulous maneuvering, carefully planned movements, and steadiness to operate effectively. One surgeon, however, has taken the term ‘gifted hands’ to the next level – he uses them, and only them, for every procedure. No scalpels or other instruments, just his good ol’ hands.
Achtung, Germany – In an exciting development, surgeons from the Schtaticpol Hospital have successfully completed the world’s first blindfolded surgery, earning themselves a coveted rank in the record books. Both the patient and medical staff involved in this groundbreaking feat are said to be in good health and high spirits after the marathon 16.5-hour procedure.