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From an urologist view: are we safe with endoscopic surgery? Overview of ergonomic problems encountered by the urologist during video endoscopic surgery.
Tunis Med. 2012 Dec; 90(12):843-6.TM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The importance of minimally invasive surgery in urology has constantly increased in the last 20 years. Endoscopic resection of prostate and bladder tumors is actually a gold standard with many advantages for patients.

AIM

To analyze the problems related to the ergonomic conditions faced by urologist during video endoscopic surgery by review of the recent literature.

METHODS

All evidence-based experimental ergonomic studies conducted in the fields of urology endoscopic surgery and applied ergonomics for other professions working with a display were identified by PubMed searches. Data from ergonomic studies were evaluated in terms of efficiency as well as comfort and safety aspects. Constraint postures for urologists are described and ergonomic requirements for optimal positions are discussed.

RESULTS

The ergonomics of urological endoscopic surgery place urologists at risk for potential injury. The amount of neck flexion or extension, the amount of shoulder girdle adduction or abduction used, and stability of the upper extremities during surgery; which are maintained in a prolonged static posture; are the main risk factors. All these constraints may lead to muscle and joint fatigue, pain, and eventual musculoskeletal injury. Moreover, these issues may impact surgical accuracy.

CONCLUSION

Urologist posture, operating period, training are important ergonomic factor during video surgery to prevent musculoskeletal disorders.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, La Rabta Hospital-University, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of Tunis - El Manar, Tunisia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23247781

Citation

Sataa, Sallami, et al. "From an Urologist View: Are We Safe With Endoscopic Surgery? Overview of Ergonomic Problems Encountered By the Urologist During Video Endoscopic Surgery." La Tunisie Medicale, vol. 90, no. 12, 2012, pp. 843-6.
Sataa S, Benzarti A, Ben Jemaa A. From an urologist view: are we safe with endoscopic surgery? Overview of ergonomic problems encountered by the urologist during video endoscopic surgery. Tunis Med. 2012;90(12):843-6.
Sataa, S., Benzarti, A., & Ben Jemaa, A. (2012). From an urologist view: are we safe with endoscopic surgery? Overview of ergonomic problems encountered by the urologist during video endoscopic surgery. La Tunisie Medicale, 90(12), 843-6.
Sataa S, Benzarti A, Ben Jemaa A. From an Urologist View: Are We Safe With Endoscopic Surgery? Overview of Ergonomic Problems Encountered By the Urologist During Video Endoscopic Surgery. Tunis Med. 2012;90(12):843-6. PubMed PMID: 23247781.
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TY - JOUR T1 - From an urologist view: are we safe with endoscopic surgery? Overview of ergonomic problems encountered by the urologist during video endoscopic surgery. AU - Sataa,Sallami, AU - Benzarti,Aida, AU - Ben Jemaa,Abdelmajid, PY - 2012/12/19/entrez PY - 2012/12/19/pubmed PY - 2013/3/13/medline SP - 843 EP - 6 JF - La Tunisie medicale JO - Tunis Med VL - 90 IS - 12 N2 - BACKGROUND: The importance of minimally invasive surgery in urology has constantly increased in the last 20 years. Endoscopic resection of prostate and bladder tumors is actually a gold standard with many advantages for patients. AIM: To analyze the problems related to the ergonomic conditions faced by urologist during video endoscopic surgery by review of the recent literature. METHODS: All evidence-based experimental ergonomic studies conducted in the fields of urology endoscopic surgery and applied ergonomics for other professions working with a display were identified by PubMed searches. Data from ergonomic studies were evaluated in terms of efficiency as well as comfort and safety aspects. Constraint postures for urologists are described and ergonomic requirements for optimal positions are discussed. RESULTS: The ergonomics of urological endoscopic surgery place urologists at risk for potential injury. The amount of neck flexion or extension, the amount of shoulder girdle adduction or abduction used, and stability of the upper extremities during surgery; which are maintained in a prolonged static posture; are the main risk factors. All these constraints may lead to muscle and joint fatigue, pain, and eventual musculoskeletal injury. Moreover, these issues may impact surgical accuracy. CONCLUSION: Urologist posture, operating period, training are important ergonomic factor during video surgery to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. SN - 0041-4131 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23247781/From_an_urologist_view:_are_we_safe_with_endoscopic_surgery_Overview_of_ergonomic_problems_encountered_by_the_urologist_during_video_endoscopic_surgery_ L2 - http://www.latunisiemedicale.com/article-medicale-tunisie.php?article=2089 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -