Muscle Activation and hand Traveling Distance is Reduced when Using an Innovative Attachable Radiation Reduction Extension Support Sheath


Interventional radiology procedures access patient vessels through what is known as a vascular sheath. Common sheath access problems cause difficulty inserting and manipulating tools through the sheath, which often requires awkward postures and movements by the interventional radiologist to successfully complete the procedure. Over time, as interventional radiologists perform many procedures, such non-optimal positions and movements can lead to ergonomic problems including back and neck pain. Therefore, it is important to minimize these occupational health hazards to preserve highly trained physicians and allow optimal completion of intervention procedures. A new attachable radiation reduction extension support sheath (ARRESS) was developed to address this problem.


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