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Virtual reality takes the stress out of surgery

Virtual reality headsets are being offered during regional anaesthetic surgeries at a south London hospital to try and reduce stress among patients.

Orthopaedic surgeons St George’s Hospital in Tooting are trialling the technique with patients undergoing upper limb surgery, as a way of helping them to relax and reduce any anxiety they may be feeling.

If the trial is a success, doctors hope it will be adopted more widely.