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Neurosurgery

Challenges of surgeons

We have realized that the workflow in the OR isn't perfect yet.

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Shallow depth of field

Shallow depth of field

Additional time, difficulty and risks

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Limited field of view

Limited field of view

Barriers to teamwork and teaching

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Illumination challenges

Illumination challenges

Illumination challenges in deep and narrow cavities

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Inconvenient use of

Inconvenient use of

fluorescence imaging

4 in 0

neurosurgeons report pain after a day of surgery. [4]

0%

of these had musculoskeletal pain. [4]

Potential consequences of this physical stress: [5]

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Headache

Headache

chronic pain exhaustion

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Muscular pain

Muscular pain

in the head, neck and back

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Pains

Pains

that radiate down the arms

0%

of surgeons confirm a negative effect on their performance.

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[1] Eivazi S, Afkari H, Bednarik R, Leinonen V, Tukiainen M, E Jääskeläinen J: Analysis of disruptive events and precarious situations caused by interaction with neurosurgical microscope. Acta neurochirurgica. 2015; 157:1147-1154.

[2] Kalani MY, Yagmurlu K, Martirosyan N, Cavalcanti D, Spetzler R: Approach selection for intrinsic brainstem pathologies. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2016; 125:1-12.

[3] Schutt CA, Redding B, Cao H, Michaelides E: The illumination characteristics of operative microscopes, Am J Otolaryngol. 2015; 36(3):356-60.

[4] Kerstin Pingel. 7 Tips For Better Ergonomics in Neurosurgery. Leica Science Lab. 2014.

[5] Kerstin Pingel. Ergonomically Designed Surgical Microscopes Support Performance. Leica Science Lab. 2014.

[6] Eivazi S, Afkari H, Bednarik R, Leinonen V, Tukiainen M, E Jääskeläinen J: Analysis of disruptive events and precarious situations caused by interaction with neurosurgical microscope. Acta neurochirurgia. 2015; 157:1147-1154.

[7] Kerstin Pingel. 7 Tips for Better Ergonomics in Neurosurgery. Leica Science Lab. 2014.

[8] Kerstin Pingel. Ergonomically Designed Surgical Microscopes Support Performance. Leica Science Lab. 2014.

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