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Dr. Parekh featured on Bloomberg TV for testing Google Glass in surgery PDF Print E-mail

Virtual Surgery: The Operating Room Goes High-Tech
by Alan Jeffries

June 18 (Bloomberg) –- Dr. Selene Parekh is part of a small group of surgeons who have begun testing Google Glass in operating rooms. He explains how doctors wearing Glass can instantly bring medical records, x-rays and MRIs into view; broadcast live video of rare operations; and even use virtual-reality-type applications to let a remote expert assist with a difficult surgery. Video by: Alan Jeffries. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Dr. Parekh Talks to Fitbie Magazine About Dealing with Foot Odor PDF Print E-mail

That's Awkward: Smelly Post-Workout Feet That's Awkward: Smelly Post-Workout Feet
by Emily Abbate

Q: "I feel like my feet smell more than anyone else's after I work out. Why is that? Is there anything I can do to get rid of the stench?" -- Anonymous

A: "Smelly feet can happen for a number of reasons and really depends on the bacteria living on your skin of your foot," says Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Selene G. Parekh, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke Orthopaedics. "If the scent has changed dramatically over the course of a few weeks or months there may be a fungal infection such as athlete's foot, [which] can easily be treated with over-the-counter medications."

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Dr. Parekh featured in Guardian Liberty Voice on using Google Glass during Surgery PDF Print E-mail

Google Glass Used During Surgery Google Glass Used During Surgery`
by Andres Loubriel

In Durham, North Carolina, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Selene Parekh in Duke Medical Center performed surgery on a patient while using a pair of Google Glass (the wearable computer with a built-in camera and monitor) during the process. Parekh instructed his glasses to begin recording via voice command, and began to work on a motorcycle crash victim. He cut through bone, fixed a fractured metatarsal, and put a metal plate on the patient’s foot, while capturing every step in the process with the Google device.

Dr. Parekh has been using the futuristic technology since last year. He was one of the first people to be selected to test the device for $1500. He now uses the gadget to record and archive all of his surgeries at Duke, and plans to utilize it to stream live feeds of his operations to classrooms and hospitals in India to educate orthopedic surgeons there.

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Google Glass Enters the Operating Room PDF Print E-mail

Google Glass Enters the Operating Room Google Glass Enters Operating Room
by Anahad O'Connor

DURHAM, N.C. — Before scrubbing in on a recent Tuesday morning, Dr. Selene Parekh, an orthopedic surgeon here at Duke Medical Center, slipped on a pair of sleek, black glasses — Google Glass, the wearable computer with a built-in camera and monitor.

He gave the Internet-connected glasses a voice command to start recording and turned to the middle-aged motorcycle crash victim on the operating table. He chiseled through bone, repaired a broken metatarsal and drilled a metal plate into the patient’s foot.

Dr. Parekh has been using Glass since last year, when Google began selling test versions of its device to thousands of handpicked “explorers” for $1,500. He now uses it to record and archive all of his surgeries at Duke, and soon he will use it to stream live feeds of his operations to hospitals in India as a way to train and educate orthopedic surgeons there.

“In India, foot and ankle surgery is about 40 years behind where we are in the U.S.,” he said. “So to be able to use Glass to broadcast this and have orthopedic surgeons around the world watch and learn from expert surgeons in the U.S. would be tremendous."

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Dr. Parekh hosts radio show on lifestyletalkradio.com PDF Print E-mail

Dr. Parekh hosted a radio show on 5/21 for lifestyletalkradio.com discussing wearable technologies.

 
Dr. Parekh inteviewed by Chicago Sun-Times on Jose Abreu PDF Print E-mail

White Sox slugger Jose Abreu has tendinitis, no tear in left ankleWhite Sox slugger Jose Abreu has tendinitis, no tear in left ankle
by Daryl Van Schouwen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jose Abreu and the White Sox received good news when a second MRI exam on the slugger’s left ankle Monday showed only inflammation and no underlying tear.

But it’s not a given that Abreu will be fine when his time on the disabled list is up. Baseball’s home-run leader, who made a huge splash with an almost seamless transition from Cuba to the major leagues in his first seven weeks despite dealing with ankle issues as early as spring training, has posterior tibial tendinitis in his left ankle.

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Dr. Parekh interviewed by New York Post on CC Sabathia PDF Print E-mail

Sabathia could actually miss 8-12 weeks: DocSabathia could actually miss 8-12 weeks: Doc
by Dan Martin

The Yankees would be lucky to get CC Sabathia on the mound in two months, let alone six weeks, according to one doctor familiar with the stem-cell procedure Sabathia underwent last week.

“He may be able to practice by then, but I don’t think he’ll be back in the majors before eight-to-12 weeks,” said Dr. Selene Parekh, associate professor of surgery in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke Orthopaedics.

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Is 'Barefoot' Running a Total Scam? PDF Print E-mail

Is 'Barefoot' Running a Total Scam?Is 'Barefoot' Running a Total Scam?

Vibram FiveFinger shoes are easily the weirdest-looking sneaker on the market (if you could even call them that). Even so, their popularity has grown over the last few years, based on the notion that the "barefoot" style helps improve posture, strengthen muscles, and reduce injuries. Today, manufacturer Vibram USA Inc. announced that Vibram will offer refunds to buyers of the popular footwear to settle a class action lawsuit that said its health benefit claims went too far.

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Selene G. Parekh, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke Orthopaedics, says yes. "Most people [in the U.S.] are running on sidewalks or pavement and the road. That's not the purpose of minimalistic shoes. They're really meant for softer terrain, grass, sod, dirt, sand. That's really where if you're going to see a benefit -- that's where we recommend taking up minimalistic footwear."

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Injuries could keep Tiger Woods from PGA milestones PDF Print E-mail

Rehabilitating Woods could miss U.S. Open, say surgeonsInjuries could keep Tiger Woods from PGA milestones
by Gary D'Amato

No one doubts Tiger Woods' desire to break the two most important records in golf. He is tantalizingly close to Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour victories, and Jack Nicklaus' total of 18 major championship titles is still within reach.

Woods has 79 victories and 14 majors and is just 38 years old.

But could it be possible that he's running out of time?

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