Techniques in Orthopaedics , vol.30, no.4, pp.257-258, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
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.