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Ginekologia i Poloznictwo
ISSN 1896-3315 e-ISSN 1898-0759

Hazards and consequences of non-ergonomic working postures in obstetric/gynecologic practice and the manner of relieving them


Author(s): Anna Brzęk (ABDEF), Ewelina Grabska (BF), Jacek Sołtys (E), Mariola Czajkowska (E), Violetta Skrzypulec-Plinta (AE), Ryszard Plinta (E)

This paper presents issues of ergonomics in an exhaustive and multifaceted way. The factors affecting the development of non-ergonomic working postures in theobstetric/gynecologic practice are discussed, and it is attempted to elucidate their occurrence from the biomechanical point of view. The most common errors made in everyday work and the manners of their correction are illustrated. In the authors’ opinion, the paper shows a new approach to the broadly understood issue of ergonomics. As the literature is lacking in reports on these issues, the present paper is one of the first publications in this area. It concerns obstetricians/gynecologists but, owing to its practical nature, it can be extrapolated to other medical professions.