Sutures of Staples?
February 4, 2004 11:57 AM   Subscribe

Knee surgery for fun and profit! An educational and good use of Flash for kids.
posted by studentbaker (17 comments total)
cool... not much of a failure space though. i was disappointed to find i couldn't "accidentally" staple the patient's leg to his butt.

still, pretty amazing that this kind of surgery is so common and effective these days. i found myself thinking "cement? drills? this really WORKS?"
posted by jcruelty at 12:17 PM on February 4, 2004

I agree, very cool, but I was hoping the patient would yelp or something if I drilled him in the wrong spot.

As someone who will have to replace his knee in about 30 years, I like what I'm seeing.
posted by sic at 12:34 PM on February 4, 2004

That was extremely cool.
posted by Prospero at 12:36 PM on February 4, 2004

I think I'm going to faint.
posted by DenOfSizer at 12:44 PM on February 4, 2004

Way fun.
posted by rhapsodie at 12:50 PM on February 4, 2004

Very cool, but you owe me for the lunch I lost when they got out the bone saw!
posted by Pollomacho at 12:58 PM on February 4, 2004

Man, I really wanted to be able to screw it up. Like, take the bovie instead of the marker, and cauterize my initials into his groin. And then staple his toes together. Instead, the stupid doctor just says, "Nope" or there's a non-specific error tone.
Where's the gore? Doesn't this just encourage children to "try it at home" if there's no way to screw up?
posted by leapfrog at 1:11 PM on February 4, 2004

I'm all woozy now. Neat, though.
posted by some chick at 2:32 PM on February 4, 2004

That was fucking cool! but was a little unnerving.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 2:43 PM on February 4, 2004

Cool, but the inner male child in me wanted to try and cut his leg off and I couldn't :-(
posted by dg at 5:30 PM on February 4, 2004

Very neat.

Anyone else play "Life or Death" surgery simulator back in the wonderful days of 4 color CGA graphics?

I could do an appendectemy like nobody's business.
posted by qDot at 5:55 PM on February 4, 2004

LOVED "Life or Death," although I never actually completed the operation.
My little brother and I found creative ways to kill the patients. :) Hee!
posted by Coffeemate at 6:14 PM on February 4, 2004

Call that knee surgery? This is knee surgery.

(Sorry, not safe for anywhere much, but some blighter spammed me with this site today).
posted by raygirvan at 7:10 PM on February 4, 2004

i'm envisioning some kind of grand theft appendix where you get to play a seedy back alley mafia doctor whose good name has been sullied by bogus malpractice lawsuits. you could either burn fingerprints off two-bit hoods, or try and get your medical degree back and go straight. total immersion! in blood!! up to the forearms, anyway.
posted by clockwork at 8:07 PM on February 4, 2004

While you can't cut off his leg or poke the nurse with the cautert, I'd like to point out that you can write smiley faces (or presumably even obscenities!!!!) on the patient with the marker. I added some fine art to my CUT HIM HERE lines.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:41 PM on February 4, 2004

this is fantastic! (even though it made me slightly queasy.) it's my experience that kids sites/books are often the best way to learn the basics of any given topic quickly (and it's also a lot of fun to spend some time in the children's section of your local library)..
posted by lumiere at 2:04 AM on February 5, 2004

Jesus, raygirvan. Erg.
/passes out.
posted by DenOfSizer at 7:10 AM on February 5, 2004

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