“Hello, we are going to present a carpal tunnel intervention …“In the first seconds of the video, Internet users could hear these few words spoken by the surgeon who will have the heavy task of performing a wrist operation broadcast live on Facebook. The aim of the Valenciennes (North) Hospital Center? the image of surgery and reassuring patients.
Surgeon Ahmed Benkirane explains: “This way of bringing the hospital back to the patients to show them, it can de-demonize the situation a little, de-dramatize the surgery, and perhaps, of course I have no data, reduce operational stress“This broadcast is a first in France. The establishment has received numerous
support after this retransmission. Over 80,000 views and over 100,000 people were affected by this sequence. The hospital decided to repeat the experiment. On Thursday February 13, another laser operation was broadcast live on social media.