Clinical Challenges in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Ergonomics

EP. 596Feb. 20, 202331:38
Minimally Invasive
Minimally Invasive
Surgery is a contact sport and can cause injuries that prevent us from taking care of our patients and even threaten our careers. Join Drs. Mike Weykamp, Nicole White, Nick Cetrulo, and Andrew Wright for a discussion on the ergonomic challenges of open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery as well as some tips, tricks, and resources on how to protect yourself and your practice. 

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Referenced Articles & Websites: 
1.     Wells, A. C., Kjellman, M., Harper, S. J., Forsman, M., & Hallbeck, M. S. (2019). Operating hurts: a study of EAES surgeons. Surgical endoscopy, 33, 933-940.
2.     Davis, W. T., Fletcher, S. A., & Guillamondegui, O. D. (2014). Musculoskeletal occupational injury among surgeons: effects for patients, providers, and institutions. Journal of surgical research, 189(2), 207-212.
3.     Wright, A.S. Ergonomic Injury and Surgery: The Hidden Epidemic.  Harkins Symposium at The University of Washington. October 21, 2022. 
4.     The Society of Surgical Ergonomics. 
5.     OR Stretch. 

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