Aurora Health Care, based in Wisconsin, US, is using the social network Twitter for providing live updates of a surgical procedure.

For the first time, the staff at the hospital will provide a running commentary, tweet updates of activities and images of a bi-lateral knee replacement through ‘TwitPic’ today.

Twitter is the social networking site that has taken the world by storm.

Twitter users can post brief messages (Tweets) up to 140 characters in length. These uploads can be delivered to a range of subscribers interested in hearing details from that post.

By staff writer.