Is there an issue with ergonomics in surgery and can instrument design help take the strain? Michael Parden highlights the importance of preventing musculoskeletal pain and injury within the surgical community
As the surgical community becomes increasingly diverse, there is growing evidence that a one-size-fits-all approach to surgical instrument design is contributing to the rising physical and mental toll1 of unergonomic operating theatres.
A growing body of recent research is shining a spotlight on the prevalence of physical injuries faced by the surgical community in general, and within orthopaedic surgery in particular
A 2021 survey2 looking at the risk of ergonomic injury across all surgical specialties found that pain and disability induced by poor ergonomics are widespread
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