Can armrests improve comfort and task performance in laparoscopic surgery?

@article{Galleano2006CanAI,
  title={Can armrests improve comfort and task performance in laparoscopic surgery?},
  author={Raffaele Galleano and Fiona Carter and Stuart Geman Brown and Timothy Frank and Alfred Cuschieri},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={243 3},
  pages={329-33}
}
OBJECTIVE The study sought to determine whether the support provided by armrests influenced task quality, task efficiency, and surgeon comfort during laparoscopic surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Complex laparoscopic surgery requires precise movements, and usually long execution times and an uncomfortable stance. Discomfort in the shoulders, back, and neck is an established complaint among laparoscopic surgeons and is related to the unnatural postures adopted during laparoscopic interventions… CONTINUE READING

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