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Ergonomic surgeon's chair for use during minimally invasive surgery.
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 1999 Aug; 9(4):244-7.SL

Abstract

The characteristic working situation in laparoscopic surgery involves elongated instruments and limited mobility of the surgeon during the operation. These circumstances require new technical solutions to enhance the surgeon's comfort. In other surgical fields with special ergonomic situations, such as microsurgery, some surgeons prefer to operate from a seated position at the operating room table. We developed a new surgeon's chair dedicated to the ergonomic and functional requirements of laparoscopic surgery. The chair allows the surgeon to maintain a semi-standing position during the operation. Foot pedals for high frequency and suction/irrigation are integrated into the base of the chair. The pedals are purposely aligned to be comparable to foot pedals in a car. The chair is driven by electromotors, controlled with a special foot switch that operates independent of assisting personnel during surgery. Initial clinical testing of the chair could prove the theory that supporting the surgeon with a cockpit type of operating room chair helps to avoid fatigue during long endoscopic procedures. Such assistance is especially important in combination with robotic devices for use during solo surgery.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Eberhard-Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10871169

Citation

Schurr, M O., et al. "Ergonomic Surgeon's Chair for Use During Minimally Invasive Surgery." Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, vol. 9, no. 4, 1999, pp. 244-7.
Schurr MO, Buess GF, Wieth F, et al. Ergonomic surgeon's chair for use during minimally invasive surgery. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 1999;9(4):244-7.
Schurr, M. O., Buess, G. F., Wieth, F., Saile, H. J., & Botsch, M. (1999). Ergonomic surgeon's chair for use during minimally invasive surgery. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, 9(4), 244-7.
Schurr MO, et al. Ergonomic Surgeon's Chair for Use During Minimally Invasive Surgery. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 1999;9(4):244-7. PubMed PMID: 10871169.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ergonomic surgeon's chair for use during minimally invasive surgery. AU - Schurr,M O, AU - Buess,G F, AU - Wieth,F, AU - Saile,H J, AU - Botsch,M, PY - 2000/6/28/pubmed PY - 2000/7/25/medline PY - 2000/6/28/entrez SP - 244 EP - 7 JF - Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques JO - Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech VL - 9 IS - 4 N2 - The characteristic working situation in laparoscopic surgery involves elongated instruments and limited mobility of the surgeon during the operation. These circumstances require new technical solutions to enhance the surgeon's comfort. In other surgical fields with special ergonomic situations, such as microsurgery, some surgeons prefer to operate from a seated position at the operating room table. We developed a new surgeon's chair dedicated to the ergonomic and functional requirements of laparoscopic surgery. The chair allows the surgeon to maintain a semi-standing position during the operation. Foot pedals for high frequency and suction/irrigation are integrated into the base of the chair. The pedals are purposely aligned to be comparable to foot pedals in a car. The chair is driven by electromotors, controlled with a special foot switch that operates independent of assisting personnel during surgery. Initial clinical testing of the chair could prove the theory that supporting the surgeon with a cockpit type of operating room chair helps to avoid fatigue during long endoscopic procedures. Such assistance is especially important in combination with robotic devices for use during solo surgery. SN - 1530-4515 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10871169/Ergonomic_surgeon's_chair_for_use_during_minimally_invasive_surgery_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -