Ergonomic Positioning for Total Knee Arthroplasty

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Demirkıran N. D., Bektaş Y. E., Karakaşlı A., Erduran M.

Techniques in Orthopaedics , vol.30, no.4, pp.257-258, 2015 (Scopus)

  • Publication Type: Article / Technical Note
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: Techniques in Orthopaedics
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.257-258
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Summary: Operating room personnel are affected by several wellknown

low back pain risk factors and represent a leading portion of the

population who will benefit most from ergonomic improvements. We

describe an ergonomic patient positioning technique for knee

replacement procedures. With this ergonomic positioning of the patient

by the use of very common equipment, our purpose is to provide

comfortable working conditions and efficient use of energy, which is

essential for surgeons and assistants who already have an excessive

amount of work every day; it also ensures a steady and firm positioning

of the knee for the surgeon and helps achieve lower infection rates by

reducing the number of operating room staff.

Key Words: ergonomics—total knee replacement—total knee arthroplasty—

arthroplasty patient positioning.