Michael Patkin's

Ergonomics of microsurgery                            

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Surgery & ergonomics


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Ergonomics of microsurgery 1969

Handout for a lecture at the Second Internation Workshop in Microsurgery 1969, led by Earl Owen, Sydney. This was the first-ever mention of both ergonomics and microsurgery in the one phrase [see comments accompanying the handout itself].

Ergonomics of the operative microscope

Ergonomics of microsurgical instrument selection and care

Two papers from Singapore 1978, the middle of three annual international workshops. My contention is that these two papers marked the solution of all ergonomic problems in microsurgery. They have a low citation index, but their findings were incorporated in microsurgical practice and by instrument designers and makers.