The Human Factors Engineering Lab at Mayo Clinic has published printed files in PDF format to guide surgeons through a set of stretches enabling them to continue surgery without interruption with minimal physical strain and stress.
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- Hallbeck, MS, Lowndes, BR, Bengener, J, Abdelrahman, AM, Yu, D, Bartley, A, Park, AE. The Impact of Intraoperative Microbreaks with Exercises on Surgeons: A Multi-Center Cohort Study. Journal of Applied Ergonomics. 2017;60:334.
- Coleman Wood, KA, Lowndes, BR, Hallbeck, MS. Evidence-based intraoperative microbreak activities for reducing musculoskeletal injuries in the operating room. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation. 2018;60:649.
- Abdelall, ES, Lowndes, BR, Abdelrahman, AM, Hawthorne, HJ, Hallbeck, MS. Mini Breaks, Many Benefits: Development and Pilot Testing of an Intraoperative Microbreak Stretch Web-Application for Surgeons. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 2018; 62:1042.