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What is Orthopedics

Cases on Virtual Reality Modeling in Healthcare
The branch of medicine concerned with the skeletal system. Orthopedic doctors use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat skeletal diseases, such as bone trauma, bone tumors, and spine diseases.
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Virtual Reality in Patient-Physician Relationships
Haoyu Liu (City University of Macau, China), Bowen Dong (City University of Macau, China), and Pi-Ying Yen (Macau University of Science and Technology, China)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8790-4.ch004
The chapter examines the applications of virtual reality (VR) in patient-physician relationships. Specifically, this chapter focuses on three-dimensional medical imaging that facilitates explanation purposes. Though the literature on VR in medicine exists, the discussion of applying VR in patient-physician relationships, an immensely important topic of medicine, is sparse. The authors present a case of VR application in orthopedics to demonstrate how this technology promotes patient-physician relationships and, as a result, affects the medical industry. The opportunities and challenges of applying VR to medicine are also discussed. This chapter contributes to better incorporating VR into treatment and understanding the impact of emerging technologies on medicine.
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