Surgery in the standing position by a surgeon with achilles tendon rupture

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

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Abstract

Unexpected injuries can have a profound effect on a surgeon's 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 'Surgical Body Support' device. Similarly injured surgeons may benefit from such support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-496
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume70
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Electromyogram
  • Genuflection
  • Injured leg
  • Standing position

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Yasuhara, T., Kuwahara, K., Sasada, S., Toyoshima, A., Morimoto, J., Kin, K., Manabe, H., Miyoshi, Y., Kusumegi, A., Takahashi, Y., Ito, K., & Date, I. (2016). Surgery in the standing position by a surgeon with achilles tendon rupture. Acta medica Okayama, 70(6), 493-496.