Optimizing Positioning for In-Office Otology Procedures

  title={Optimizing Positioning for In-Office Otology Procedures},
  author={Nandini Govil and William M. DeMayo and Barry E. Hirsch and Andrew A. McCall},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={156 - 160}
Objective Surgeons often report musculoskeletal discomfort in relation to their practice, but few understand optimal ergonomic positioning. This study aims to determine which patient position—sitting versus supine—is ergonomically optimal for performing otologic procedures. Study Design Observational study. Setting Outpatient otolaryngology clinic setting in a tertiary care facility. Subjects and Methods We observed 3 neurotologists performing a standardized simulated cerumen debridement… 

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