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Endoscopic sinus surgery and musculoskeletal symptoms.
Rhinology. 2016 06; 54(2):105-10.R

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Endoscopic sinus surgery is a common surgical procedure, with low morbidity for patients. Studies have shown that endoscopic and laparoscopic surgeons have a significant risk of developing musculoskeletal symptoms, with potential adverse effects on their careers as well as patient care. We aimed to identify the prevalence of such symptoms, and any associated risk factors relating to surgical technique, in European rhinologists.

METHODOLOGY

An online survey was distributed to all members of the European Rhinologic Society and data collected for statistical analysis. The relevant literature was reviewed, and ergonomic recommendations made.

RESULTS

There were 250 responses, with nearly 80% of surgeons experiencing musculoskeletal symptoms. The neck and back were the most common site of symptoms, in approximately 60% of cases. There were significant correlations between musculoskeletal symptoms and the number of procedures performed each year, operating in a standing position, and operating without a monitor.

CONCLUSIONS

There is a high prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in endoscopic sinus surgeons, which appears to be particularly related to posture during surgery. Surgeons need to be more aware of the risk factors, and good ergonomic habits should be encouraged to try and reduce the development of such symptoms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

ENT Department, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia.ENT Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Professorial Unit, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26702453

Citation

Rimmer, Joanne, et al. "Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Musculoskeletal Symptoms." Rhinology, vol. 54, no. 2, 2016, pp. 105-10.
Rimmer J, Amin M, Fokkens WJ, et al. Endoscopic sinus surgery and musculoskeletal symptoms. Rhinology. 2016;54(2):105-10.
Rimmer, J., Amin, M., Fokkens, W. J., & Lund, V. J. (2016). Endoscopic sinus surgery and musculoskeletal symptoms. Rhinology, 54(2), 105-10. https://doi.org/10.4193/Rhino15.217
Rimmer J, et al. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Musculoskeletal Symptoms. Rhinology. 2016;54(2):105-10. PubMed PMID: 26702453.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Endoscopic sinus surgery and musculoskeletal symptoms. AU - Rimmer,Joanne, AU - Amin,Mohamed, AU - Fokkens,Wytske J, AU - Lund,Valerie J, PY - 2015/12/25/entrez PY - 2015/12/25/pubmed PY - 2016/7/22/medline SP - 105 EP - 10 JF - Rhinology JO - Rhinology VL - 54 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Endoscopic sinus surgery is a common surgical procedure, with low morbidity for patients. Studies have shown that endoscopic and laparoscopic surgeons have a significant risk of developing musculoskeletal symptoms, with potential adverse effects on their careers as well as patient care. We aimed to identify the prevalence of such symptoms, and any associated risk factors relating to surgical technique, in European rhinologists. METHODOLOGY: An online survey was distributed to all members of the European Rhinologic Society and data collected for statistical analysis. The relevant literature was reviewed, and ergonomic recommendations made. RESULTS: There were 250 responses, with nearly 80% of surgeons experiencing musculoskeletal symptoms. The neck and back were the most common site of symptoms, in approximately 60% of cases. There were significant correlations between musculoskeletal symptoms and the number of procedures performed each year, operating in a standing position, and operating without a monitor. CONCLUSIONS: There is a high prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in endoscopic sinus surgeons, which appears to be particularly related to posture during surgery. Surgeons need to be more aware of the risk factors, and good ergonomic habits should be encouraged to try and reduce the development of such symptoms. SN - 0300-0729 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26702453/Endoscopic_sinus_surgery_and_musculoskeletal_symptoms_ L2 - https://www.rhinologyjournal.com/Abstract.php?id=1422 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -