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Title: Save our surgeons: an ergonomics evaluation of laparoscopic hysterectomy
Authors: Hignett, Sue
Moss, E.L.
Gyi, Diane E.
Calkins, Lisa
Jones, Laura L.
Keywords: Gynaecology
Musculoskeletal disorders
Postural analysis
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors
Citation: HIGNETT, S. ... et al, 2017. Save our surgeons: an ergonomics evaluation of laparoscopic hysterectomy. IN: Contemporary Ergonomics & Human Factors 2017: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, Daventry, Northamptonshire, UK, 25-27 April 2017.
Abstract: This paper presents an investigation of ergonomic issues and coping strategies during gynaecological laparoscopic surgery. Data were collected with questionnaires, postural analysis and interviews. The results suggest that work-related musculoskeletal disorders were present in almost 90% of survey respondents. The workplace factors included equipment dimensions, preference of port positioning and patient size with limited adjustability for all surgeons to perform comfortably and effectively. These findings have implications for service provision (availability of surgeons) and patient safety (human interface design).
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23674
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