Journal Article Surgery in the Standing Position by a Surgeon with Achilles Tendon Rupture

Yasuhara, Takao  ,  Kuwahara, Ken  ,  Sasada, Susumu  ,  Toyoshima, Atsuhiko  ,  Morimoto, Jun  ,  Kin, Kyohei  ,  Manabe, Hiroaki  ,  Miyoshi, Yasuyuki  ,  Kusumegi, Akira  ,  Takahashi, Yuichiro  ,  Ito, Kiyoshi  ,  Date, Isao

70 ( 6 )  , pp.493 - 496 , 2016-12 , Okayama University Medical School
Unexpected injuries can have a profound effect on a surgeonʼs performance and thus on patients and surgical departments. Here we describe a technique for performing surgery in the standing position, as done by a surgeon with an Achilles tendon rupture. During his prescribed 45-day non-weight-bearing period for the left ankle after surgery for an Achilles tendon rupture, the surgeon was able to participate in 15 surgeries as an operator or assistant, due to his use of a combination of injured-leg genuflection on a stool and a ʻSurgical Body Supportʼ device. Similarly injured surgeons may benefit from such support.

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