Surgery is a physically demanding career, and a growing block of research has indicated that many surgeons experience discomfort, pain, and even disability because of the ergonomic challenges involved in operating.
Experts will be on hand during Clinical Congress 2022 to provide an individualized ergonomic assessment for practicing surgeons and surgery residents.
Organized through the work of its Surgical Ergonomics Committee, the ACS Surgical Ergonomics Hands-On Clinic will take place October 17−19 in the Exhibit Hall and feature three simulation stations with open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery equipment to offer a hands-on learning experience in surgical ergonomics. Walk-in participation is offered based on availability.
Ergonomic coaches will discuss recently established ACS Surgical Ergonomics Recommendations and explain how to apply the recommendations using a simulated environment. In addition, a certified physical therapist will share different stretching exercise protocols that can be implemented in the operating room, between cases, or at home.