Comparison of neuromuscular injuries to the surgeon during hand-assisted and standard laparoscopic urologic surgery.

@article{Johnston2005ComparisonON,
  title={Comparison of neuromuscular injuries to the surgeon during hand-assisted and standard laparoscopic urologic surgery.},
  author={William K. Johnston and Brent K. Hollenbeck and J. Stuart Wolf},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          377-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hand-assisted procedures have assumed a greater role in the practice of many laparoscopists. We surveyed major laparoscopy program directors to compare the incidence and location of neuromuscular injury to the surgeon during hand-assisted laparoscopic (HAL) and standard laparoscopic (SL) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire on neuromuscular injuries was e-mailed to 42 laparoscopic program directors. Respondents were instructed to report only injuries or pain… CONTINUE READING

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