• Bartnicka Joanna Institute of Production Engineering. Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
  • Piedrabuena Alicia Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Portilla Raquel Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Mleczko Katarzyna Institute of Production Engineering. Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
  • Moyano Cuevas Juan Luis Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, Cáceres, Spain
  • Pagador José Blas Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, Cáceres, Spain
  • Francisco M. Sánchez-Margallo Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, Cáceres, Spain
  • Augat Peter Institute of Biomechanics, Trauma Center Murnau, Germany
  • Tokarczyk Jarosław KOMAG Institute of Mining Technology, Gliwice, Poland



Ergonomics, Orthopedics, Operation Room, Working Condition Quality, International Online Course


The motivation of research was poor quality of working conditions in orthopedic practice which results from lack of use of ergonomics principles by medical staff. Hence, the research objective was to indicate the most important determinants for creating high-quality working conditions in operating room, particularly when performing orthopedic procedures. As methodology, the observations, video-registrations and interviews with orthopedic professionals were conducted. Based on the research material, the ergonomic and workflow assessments were examined. The research outcomes confirmed a problem of low quality working conditions during orthopedic surgeries resulted from insufficient knowledge and awareness of orthopedists regarding ergonomics. There was diagnosed a need for creation of a specialized guide for orthopedists and medical decision makers of how to improve working conditions in operating room on the background of the human and technical perspectives. As a result there was proposed the comprehensive online course on ergonomics for orthopedists and all medical staff who are interested in and are responsible for safety and comfortable conditions at their workplace. Hence the future scope is formulated as the monitoring and evaluation of working conditions after implementing ergonomics course within medical staff. 


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How to Cite

Joanna, B., Alicia, P., Raquel, P., Katarzyna, M., Luis, M. J., Blas, P. J., Sánchez-Margallo, F. M., Peter, A., & Jarosław, T. (2017). ERGONOMICS EDUCATION IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY. LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences, 3(2), 194–215.