Is virtual hip surgery available on Edheads?


Quick Answer

The Edheads website offers a virtual hip replacement surgery game that is suitable for students in grades 7 through 12, and students can play the game through a computer browser or through the Puffin Academy browser on an iOS device. Edheads warns that the approximately 15-minute game is graphic, so student monitoring is recommended.

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During the game, students have to first pick the hip that requires surgery and then proceed with the process. Teachers can choose to require students to do a worksheet during the surgery and take a quiz after; both of these are available on the Edheads website. There are also recommended discussion questions to assess why students chose the hip and what protective measures were taken.

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