The ergonomics of laparoscopic surgery: a quantitative study of the time and motion of laparoscopic surgeons in live surgical environments

@article{Aitchison2016TheEO,
  title={The ergonomics of laparoscopic surgery: a quantitative study of the time and motion of laparoscopic surgeons in live surgical environments},
  author={Lucy Ping Aitchison and Cathy Kexin Cui and Amy C. Arnold and E M Nesbitt-Hawes and Jason P. Abbott},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2016},
  volume={30},
  pages={5068-5076}
}
Laparoscopic surgery presents multiple ergonomic difficulties for the surgeon, requiring awkward body postures and prolonged static muscle loading that increases risk of musculoskeletal strain and injury. This prospective study quantitatively measures the biomechanical movements of surgeons during laparoscopic procedures to determine at-risk movements from prolonged static muscle loading and repetitive motions that may lead to injury. A total of 150 video recordings of 18 surgeons, standing at… CONTINUE READING