The relationship between motion analysis and surgical technical assessments.

  title={The relationship between motion analysis and surgical technical assessments.},
  author={Vivek Datta and Avril Chang and S. C. Mackay and Ara Darzi},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={184 1},
BACKGROUND Recent attempts to gain a more objective measure of surgical technical skill include the use of structured checklists and motion analysis of surgeons' hand movements. We aim to show whether a correlation exists between these two methods of assessment. METHODS Fifty subjects were recruited from four experience groups in general surgery, ranging from basic surgical trainees to consultants and were assessed performing a standardized laboratory-based task. Motion analysis using the… CONTINUE READING

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