Ergonomic problems associated with laparoscopic surgery

  title={Ergonomic problems associated with laparoscopic surgery},
  author={Ram{\'o}n Berguer and D. L. Forkey and Warren D. Smith},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Background: The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Task Force on Ergonomics conducted a subjective and objective assessment of ergonomic problems associated with laparoscopic instrument use. The goal was to assess the prevalence, causes, and consequences of operational difficulties associated with the use of laparoscopic instruments. Methods: A questionnaire was distributed asking respondents to rate the frequency with which they experienced pain, stiffness, or… CONTINUE READING