Do Micropauses Prevent Surgeon's Fatigue and Loss of Accuracy Associated With Prolonged Surgery? An Experimental Prospective Study

@article{Dorion2013DoMP,
  title={Do Micropauses Prevent Surgeon's Fatigue and Loss of Accuracy Associated With Prolonged Surgery? An Experimental Prospective Study},
  author={Dominique Dorion and Simon Darveau},
  journal={Annals of Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={257},
  pages={256–259}
}
Objective: This prospective experimental study evaluates the effectiveness of micropauses (MPs) to prevent muscular fatigue and its deleterious effect on surgeons during prolonged surgical procedures. Background: Operating is a hazard for surgeon's health. Beyond acute injuries and blood-borne infections, back and neck pain is a poorly recognized factor causing chronic ailment in more than half the surgeons surveyed. MP, a 20-second break every 20 minutes, is an accepted strategy used widely in… 
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