Nevada County Captures: Close-up surgery; Alta Sierra deer |

Nevada County Captures: Close-up surgery; Alta Sierra deer

The Tahoe Truckee School District, Tahoe Forest Health System and University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine have teamed up for the past several years to give high school students an up-close view of total knee replacement surgery on a cadaver, as well as tour the university’s anatomy and physiology lab. Tahoe Forest orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ringness performed the surgery with Dan Coll, surgical physicians assistant and director of orthopedics and sports medicine at Tahoe Forest Hospital. Here, two large screens showed the knee replacement operation in detail for those who didn’t have a clear view.
Photos are courtesy of The UNR School of Medicine, Tahoe Forest Health System and the Tahoe Truckee School District


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