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Archives of Surgery
T his article will provide the reader with an overview of ergonomic issues relevant to the operating room environment. Minimally invasive surgical technologies have increased the therapeutic value of surgical procedures by allowing operations to be performed with less trauma to the patient. At the same time, the surgical team-and particularly the surgeon-have been further removed from direct interaction with the patient's tissues. A scientific and ergonomic approach to the analysis of thedoi:10.1001/archsurg.134.9.1011 pmid:10487599 fatcat:qhzvd2eznja2foidqbv6wiitdy