Spine fusion surgery is a hands-on craft and art. From a design point of view, the observation of the surgeons’ gestures is most helpful as we see how objects are held and what they represent to the surgeon, the nurse, and the operative staff. They point, hold, review.
The poetry of this dance is present only in the hands. Both incremental improvements to existing systems as well as the development of completely new instruments begin like this…
You can find a complete set of impressions of instruments in the surgeon’s hands during spine surgery here.
17 February 2021