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Analysis of Surgeon Posture and Stress-Related Force Patterns during Laparoscopic Surgery

Oliver Varban, MD, Thomas Armstrong, PhD University of Michigan Health System INTRODUCTION: Prolonged static exertions during surgery can lead to stressful postures, musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. We used simulation to evaluate biomechanical stresses associated with laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: Static loads imposed by the weight of body segments were estimated for a range of typical laparoscopic… Continue Reading

Does a Combination of ‘Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract’ with ‘video Assisted Fistula Tract Surgery’ Offer a Minimally Invasive Cure for Fistula in an O?

Dinesh Shah, Sanjay Dhandharia, MD, Brij B Agarwal, MD Piles Clinic Jaipur,Shri sai krupa hospital,Bilaspur Dr. Agarwal's Clinic, New Delhi, India. INTRODUCTIONThis study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of a combined surgical procedure i.e.ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT) with video assisted fistula tract surgery (VAFT)] as a minimally invasive procedure for fistula in… Continue Reading

Overlapping applications of bipolar-radiofrequency energy for tissue coagulation in a robot-assisted hepatic resection

Pier C Giulianotti, MD, FACS, Mario A Masrur, MD, Gianmarco Contino, MD, Xiaoying Wang, MD, Eduardo Fernandes, MD, Luca Milone, MD, Subhashini Ayloo, MD, FACS University of Illinois at Chicago Background: Habib Radiofrequency assisted liver resection allows hepatectomies to be performed with minimal blood loss, a desirable feature in the setting of minimally invasive liver… Continue Reading

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