I am a self-professed geek who loves nothing more than learning more useless information. I also suffer from chronic knee pain as a result of a break whilst taking part in a trampoline experiment in the summer of 2008! When I came across the Virtual Knee Surgery App on the Google Play store on Sunday evening, I could not resist downloading it after all it was free what had I to lose!
The graphics on this app are great, as a senior doctor talks you through everything from reading the x-ray, surgery preparation, and on to the gory details of slitting the skin, hammering and drilling and stitching up when done. A very realistic insight into knee surgery! I found the game very informative; it asked questions to make me understand why each step is done. Not letting the user proceed until they have the correct answer to why an action is done. One of the purposes of this app is to put knee surgery patients minds at ease… another purpose is simply to engage eager minds who want to spend 10 minutes learning some pointless information. The app is free on the Google Play store, and right now I am off to download its sister app Virtual Heart Surgery.