Ergonomics

making the OR a comfortable place

Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, Kristine Kjellsson, Kenneth D Hatch

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Abstract

Introduction: The objective of this video is to highlight strategies to improve operating room (OR) ergonomics, which will result in increased surgeon comfort during minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and decreased risk of musculoskeletal injury. Methods: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are prevalent among surgeons, including those who perform minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. WMSDs are repetitive strain injuries that can damage a surgeon’s muscles, nerves, and/or joints and commonly affect the neck, back, wrist, and hands. In addition to chronic pain, these injuries can lead to decreased job satisfaction and productivity. Results: This video will discuss general ergonomic principles and demonstrate ergonomic techniques in conventional laparoscopic, vaginal, and robotic surgery. Conclusions: Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery can be physically taxing on the surgeon. Understanding principles and utilizing techniques of OR ergonomics can minimize these physical demands and result in a long, healthy, and pain-free surgical career.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1065-1066
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal
Volume29
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

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Human Engineering
Operating Rooms
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Job Satisfaction
Wounds and Injuries
Robotics
Wrist
Chronic Pain
Neck
Hand
Joints
Efficiency
Muscles
Surgeons

Keywords

  • Ergonomics
  • Gynecology
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Surgeon injury
  • Surgical education
  • Surgical video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology

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Ergonomics : making the OR a comfortable place. / Cardenas-Trowers, Olivia; Kjellsson, Kristine; Hatch, Kenneth D.

In: International Urogynecology Journal, Vol. 29, No. 7, 01.07.2018, p. 1065-1066.

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Cardenas-Trowers, Olivia ; Kjellsson, Kristine ; Hatch, Kenneth D. / Ergonomics : making the OR a comfortable place. In: International Urogynecology Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 29, No. 7. pp. 1065-1066.
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