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Int J Surg. 2016 Jun;30:74-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.04.027. Epub 2016 Apr 21.

Building a framework for ergonomic research on laparoscopic instrument handles.

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1
Department of General Surgery, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, 138 Tongzipo Lu, Yuelu Qu, Changsha, Hunan 410000, China.
2
Department of Equipment, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, 138 Tongzipo Lu, Yuelu Qu, Changsha, Hunan 410000, China.
3
Department of General Surgery, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, 138 Tongzipo Lu, Yuelu Qu, Changsha, Hunan 410000, China. Electronic address: zshxy3@163.com.

Abstract

Laparoscopic surgery carries the advantage of minimal invasiveness, but ergonomic design of the instruments used has progressed slowly. Previous studies have demonstrated that the handle of laparoscopic instruments is vital for both surgical performance and surgeon's health. This review provides an overview of the sub-discipline of handle ergonomics, including an evaluation framework, objective and subjective assessment systems, data collection and statistical analyses. Furthermore, a framework for ergonomic research on laparoscopic instrument handles is proposed to standardize work on instrument design.

KEYWORDS:

Assessment system; Ergonomic; Framework; Laparoscopic handle; Surgeon

PMID:
27109205
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.04.027
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