Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana
versión impresa ISSN 0376-7892
CABRERA SANCHEZ, E. et al. Telemedicine and Plastic Surgery. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.3, pp.277-283. ISSN 0376-7892.
Telemedicine is available in any medical fields, including Surgery. Poor attention has been showed to diagnosis application. Nevertheless, Plastic Surgery, is a practice in which the application of the old chinese proverb: "A picture is better than thousand words", would be very benefited, reducing costs and improving efficiency and quality. We present a Telemedicine store and forward model developed and worked in a Plastic Surgery Unit of southern England for 7 years. We show system advantages and disvantages and its potential applications in our country. It's clear that this technology will be able to produce a great change in our society and in our daily medical activity in the next years. What today we knows as Telemedicine, in a few time will lose "tele" prefix, because people will understand as usual this kind of Medicine and telematic applications.
Palabras clave : Telemedicine; Plastic Surgery; Technological applications.