[Physical and mental strain on the surgeon during minimally invasive surgery]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2008 Feb 18;170(8):624-9.
[Article in Danish]


Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is in theory more physically and mentally demanding than open surgery. This aspect is due to the inherent limits of MIS. The implementation of high-technological operating rooms and the development of ergonomically more useful instruments have not been documented scientifically, nor has the question of whether or not MIS is a contributing problem in itself in the surgeon's work been documented. There is a need for clinical investigations with establishment of methodological models of the ergonomics in MIS.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ergonomics*
  • General Surgery
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / psychology
  • Mental Fatigue
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / psychology*
  • Muscle Fatigue
  • Occupational Exposure / adverse effects
  • Physicians / psychology*
  • Stress, Psychological*
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Video-Assisted Surgery / psychology
  • Workforce
  • Workload*