Angry Birds inspired surgeon's 'game changing' tool

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Trauma surgeon David Howie has helped create virtual reality technology to help repair shattered bones.

NHS Lanarkshire's IT staff joined in to develop the project and now doctors at University Hospital, Wishaw are using VR headsets to view high-tech 3D images of complex injuries.

"You can clearly see where the fracture is, what the configuration is, all the other little bits of fragments and it gives you a much better idea of where it is broken. And it really helps us plan how we are going to fix it.Image caption,It will not work for all patients but Mr Howie said it could make a big difference in some cases.

Trauma Surgeon Elizabeth Crichton has a long day in theatre ahead of her. She is operating on a patient who has complex humeral fracture in her upper arm. It has caused nerve weakness meaning she is unable to move her hand.Surgeon Elizabeth Crichton could see the complex arm fracture from all angles and practice her surgical procedure

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