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The application of 3D motion analysis in surgical evaluation and training; a pilot study.

Agouris, I.; Koumoullis, H.; Athanasopoulos, T.; Parson, S.

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H. Koumoullis

T. Athanasopoulos

S. Parson



Abstract

Aim: To evaluate whole body, forearm, hand and surgical tool movements during various stitching tasks in experienced surgeons and final year medical students. Objectives: To determine the time required to complete each surgical task. To analyse the body centre of mass, neck, elbow, forearm and hand kinematics, the distance travelled by the surgical tool to determine the reliability, repeatability and compare differences of the aforementioned objective measures within and between surgeons and students. Method: A Cross-sectional 3D motion analysis pilot study designed. Five volunteer surgeons and five medical students were included. Retro-reflective markers were affixed to each participant’s skin on specific palpated anatomical landmarks and on a silicon suturing pad and surgical tools. Result: Experienced surgeons required significantly less time to complete each task. Their body centre of mass as well as their neck ROM were significantly smaller. The surgical tool also travelled less distance when used by surgeons (p[less than]0.05). Repeatability was higher in surgeons (ICC>0.70) compared to students (ICC>0.55). Conclusion: It is feasible to evaluate the surgical competences of junior surgeons from the very earliest years of their training. Optical Motion Capture System is a promising tool in Surgical Skills Teaching & Training.

Citation

AGOURIS, I., KOUMOULLIS, H., ATHANASOPOULOS, T. and PARSON, S. 2020. The application of 3D motion analysis in surgical evaluation and training: a pilot study. Presented at the Association of surgeons in training (ASiT) international surgical conference, 6-8th March 2020, Birmingham, UK.

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Conference Name Associations of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) International surgical conference 2020
Conference Location Birmingham, UK
Start Date Mar 6, 2020
End Date Mar 8, 2020
Deposit Date Jul 28, 2020
Publicly Available Date Aug 31, 2020
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11642
Keywords Stitching task; Surgical tool; Evaluation; Surgical competences; Junior surgeons
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/951677
Additional Information Abstract published as:
AGOURIS, I., KOUMOULLIS, H., ATHANASOPOULOS, T. and PARSON, S. 2020. The application of 3D motion analysis in surgical evaluation and training: a pilot study. British journal of surgery [online], 107(Sup 3): special Issue of abstracts and presentations from the Association of surgeons in training (ASiT) international surgical conference, 6-8th March 2020, Birmingham, UK, page 171. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11642

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