CTV Winnipeg                                      Published Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:19AM CST                            Last Updated Thursday, May 30,  2013 5:05PM CST

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The Pan Am Clinic opened one its operating rooms to students  today by live streaming a minimally invasive surgery.

More than 1,200 students from across the province watched a  surgeon reconstruct a ligament in a patient’s knee during the one hour procedure  Thursday morning.

“This will make the first time in Canada students will study an  anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and watch a live reconstruction surgery  streamed directly into their classrooms,” Pan Am Clinic Chief Operating Officer  Wayne Hildahl said in a release.

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Students watch live-stream surgery in Manitoba

Seventy students in at Sisler High School watch a live  procedure on May 30, 2013.

The wonders of new technology made it possible for about 70  students in grades 11 and 12 at Sisler High School to watch the procedure  live.

From there, the video feed was streamed to more than 1,200  students across northern Manitoba.

The interactive learning project was the goal of a variety of health care  and educational facilities who want to make high tech procedures more accessible  to students.

They include Sisler High School, the Pan Am Clinic, its Foundation, The  Winnipeg School Division, Frontier School Division, and the Winnipeg Regional  Health Authority

Read more: http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/students-watch-live-streamed-surgery-1.1303805#ixzz2VqE32nUn

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