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April 26, 2006

West High Student Does A Virtual Hip Replacement

James Edward Mills:

West High School sophomore Haya Khatib, 16, is already planning a career as a physician. And even though she hasn't even picked a college yet, Khatib had an opportunity Monday to perform her first operation.

A nonprofit Web site called lets visitors wield a scalpel through a virtual knee surgery, and beginning Wednesday, a virtual hip replacement surgery. Developed with the help of UW Health doctors, this is the latest addition to an online education site that offers interactive experiential learning programs. Students at West are testing the program before its national launch.

The program was funded through a grant from Zimmer, an orthopedic products company in Warsaw, Ind.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at April 26, 2006 5:05 PM
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