Finally out! new 📝 on the Impact of Obesity on Surgeon Ergonomics in Robotic and Straight-Stick Laparoscopic Surgery 📝
It took a while, but finally our paper on the Impact of Obesity on Surgeon Ergonomics in Robotic and Straight-Stick Laparoscopic Surgery is out! Thanks Esther , Panos, Thomas, Michael and Quentin!
This study looked at how surgeons' muscle activity and movement is affected by performing minimally invasive procedures, specifically in simulated normal and high body mass index (BMI) models.
The study used inertial measurement units (IMUs) and electromyography (EMG) sensor recorders to collect real-time data on the movement and activity of four experienced gynecologic oncology surgeons as they performed exercises using both traditional laparoscopic surgery and robot-assisted surgery.
The results showed that robot-assisted surgery required less movement and muscle activity from the surgeons compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery, especially in the high BMI model.
These findings suggest that robot-assisted surgery may have less of an impact on surgeons' musculoskeletal health and could potentially lead to fewer work-related musculoskeletal symptoms in surgeons.