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Spine surgeon's kinematics during discectomy according to operating table height and the methods to visualize the surgical field.

Authors
  • Park, Jeong Yoon1
  • Kim, Kyung Hyun
  • Kuh, Sung Uk
  • Chin, Dong Kyu
  • Kim, Keun Su
  • Cho, Yong Eun
  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Spine and Spinal Cord Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 211, Eonju-ro Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-720, South Korea. , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Spine Journal
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2012
Volume
21
Issue
12
Pages
2704–2712
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00586-012-2425-6
PMID: 22772353
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study suggests that loupe use and a table height midpoint between the umbilicus and sternum are optimal for reducing surgeon musculoskeletal fatigue.

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