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Ergonomics: making the OR a comfortable place.
Int Urogynecol J. 2018 07; 29(7):1065-1066.IU

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The objective of this video is to highlight strategies to improve operating room (OR) ergonomics, which will result in increased surgeon comfort during minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and decreased risk of musculoskeletal injury.

METHODS

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are prevalent among surgeons, including those who perform minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. WMSDs are repetitive strain injuries that can damage a surgeon's muscles, nerves, and/or joints and commonly affect the neck, back, wrist, and hands. In addition to chronic pain, these injuries can lead to decreased job satisfaction and productivity.

RESULTS

This video will discuss general ergonomic principles and demonstrate ergonomic techniques in conventional laparoscopic, vaginal, and robotic surgery.

CONCLUSIONS

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery can be physically taxing on the surgeon. Understanding principles and utilizing techniques of OR ergonomics can minimize these physical demands and result in a long, healthy, and pain-free surgical career.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, PO Box 245078, Tucson, AZ, 85724, USA. ocardenastrowers@obgyn.arizona.edu.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, PO Box 245078, Tucson, AZ, 85724, USA.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, PO Box 245078, Tucson, AZ, 85724, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Video-Audio Media

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30298292

Citation

Cardenas-Trowers, Olivia, et al. "Ergonomics: Making the or a Comfortable Place." International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 29, no. 7, 2018, pp. 1065-1066.
Cardenas-Trowers O, Kjellsson K, Hatch K. Ergonomics: making the OR a comfortable place. Int Urogynecol J. 2018;29(7):1065-1066.
Cardenas-Trowers, O., Kjellsson, K., & Hatch, K. (2018). Ergonomics: making the OR a comfortable place. International Urogynecology Journal, 29(7), 1065-1066. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-018-3674-7
Cardenas-Trowers O, Kjellsson K, Hatch K. Ergonomics: Making the or a Comfortable Place. Int Urogynecol J. 2018;29(7):1065-1066. PubMed PMID: 30298292.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ergonomics: making the OR a comfortable place. AU - Cardenas-Trowers,Olivia, AU - Kjellsson,Kristine, AU - Hatch,Kenneth, Y1 - 2018/10/09/ PY - 2018/04/16/received PY - 2018/05/15/accepted PY - 2018/10/10/entrez PY - 2018/10/10/pubmed PY - 2019/2/5/medline KW - Ergonomics KW - Gynecology KW - Minimally invasive surgery KW - Surgeon injury KW - Surgical education KW - Surgical video SP - 1065 EP - 1066 JF - International urogynecology journal JO - Int Urogynecol J VL - 29 IS - 7 N2 - INTRODUCTION: The objective of this video is to highlight strategies to improve operating room (OR) ergonomics, which will result in increased surgeon comfort during minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and decreased risk of musculoskeletal injury. METHODS: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are prevalent among surgeons, including those who perform minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. WMSDs are repetitive strain injuries that can damage a surgeon's muscles, nerves, and/or joints and commonly affect the neck, back, wrist, and hands. In addition to chronic pain, these injuries can lead to decreased job satisfaction and productivity. RESULTS: This video will discuss general ergonomic principles and demonstrate ergonomic techniques in conventional laparoscopic, vaginal, and robotic surgery. CONCLUSIONS: Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery can be physically taxing on the surgeon. Understanding principles and utilizing techniques of OR ergonomics can minimize these physical demands and result in a long, healthy, and pain-free surgical career. SN - 1433-3023 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30298292/Ergonomics:_making_the_OR_a_comfortable_place_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-018-3674-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -