Factors That Affect Physiologic Tremor and Dexterity During Surgery: A Primer for Neurosurgeons.

@article{Fargen2016FactorsTA,
  title={Factors That Affect Physiologic Tremor and Dexterity During Surgery: A Primer for Neurosurgeons.},
  author={Kyle M Fargen and R D Turner and Alejandro M Spiotta},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={86},
  pages={384-9}
}
INTRODUCTION All individuals have a physiologic tremor that may become more pronounced in periods of stress, stimulant use, or caffeine. There are few publications measuring the effects of these factors on surgeons or trainees and no comprehensive reviews. We sought to review the representative literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS An exhaustive literature search to identify journal articles evaluating factors that affect surgical tremor or dexterity was performed. RESULTS Our search identified… CONTINUE READING