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Paper ID 1930 : Train4OrthoMIS:  MIS online course as a manner of improving ergonomics in orthopedic surgery in conference track "Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare" has been updated by AHFE  Admin LA.

Orthopaedics is one of the essentially domains in surgery. This results from the raising orthopaedic disorders magnified specifically by civilization factors like sedentary lifestyle, extension of lifetime or growing automotive industry and associated to this automotive accidents etc. Together with the needs in orthopaedic field it is observed the development of methods and procedures in orthopaedic surgeries. One of the new and still improving approaches is minimal invasive surgery (MIS) or the tendency of reducing the size of skin incisions. Such direction of surgical development is positive, especially for patients, because of better efficiency and effectiveness of surgery, better cosmetics effects or lower risk of infections, but it could cause certain problems for medical staff both for surgeons and scrub nurses. These problems concern ergonomic failures what can lead to fatigue or even musculoskeletal disorders of orthopaedic surgeons and scrub nurses

Particularly, the initial international survey which was conducted on 41 orthopaedic surgeons from Europe confirmed the necessity of improving ergonomics in operating room while performing orthopaedic surgeries. Simultaneously the respondents indicated such physical problems while performing surgeries like: neck pain, thoracic and lumbar pain, stiff neck, fatigue and musculoskeletal stress, fatigue in the legs and feet and mental fatigue or headache. Regarding aspects that could affect non-ergonomic posture during surgical practice they are mainly: patient positioning, static posture surgeon, regulatory ranges and characteristics of the table and type of surgery. In turn to the most important deficiencies in ergonomics area are: awkward body postures, having to stand, the position and height of the table inadequate surgery.

One of the reasons of the poor ergonomic conditions pointing out by surgeons is the lack of proper and useful knowledge because of no trainings related to ergonomics adjusted to the specific needs of medical practitioners.