Microsurgery is a specialized surgery requiring the use of miniaturized instruments and a surgical microscope. Fatigue and operative tremors are significant problems during these precise surgical operations. Tremors are rhythmic, involuntary movements caused by the contraction of muscles. Supporting the wrist during these fine surgical procedures can greatly reduce tremors in the hands. Currently, there is no universally applicable device to support a surgeon’s wrists and arms, leaving surgeons to come up with creative ways to support their arms and increasing the time of surgeries. Emory otolaryngologist, Adam Klein, MD, has developed a universal wrist support which may reduce tremors in the physician's hands, can reduce surgery time, and potentially improve patient outcomes.
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