A behind-the-scenes look at the Integra® DUO LED Surgical Headlight System’s ergonomic certification.
In “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” episode 17, the finale of season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy on ABC, Dr. Teddy Altman, Co-Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery on the hospital TV drama, wears Integra’s DUO LED headlight while performing a double lung transplant on a COVID-19 patient. The headlight, which was also donned by another surgeon on the show in 2018, features an ergonomic headband designed to help offer improved comfort, air flow and weight distribution.
After all, ergonomics isn’t just for the office. It is especially important for surgeons because standing on your feet for hours, reaching, twisting, and bending can all lead to pain. Pain can come from a variety of sources, including jutting the head and shoulders forward, flexing the head, bending the spine forward, and flexing and rotating the arm towards the body. In fact, nearly 70% of surgeons report suffering from musculoskeletal pain during their career.
There are some simple changes you can make to help alleviate neck, shoulder, and back strain during surgery. For tips, watch this short webinar by Dr. Philip Chen, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at UT Health San Antonio.
In the meantime, in order to get the most out of the DUO headlight, watch the below video on how to properly fit the headlight based on individual preference.
How to Properly Fit DUO for Women – Instructional Video
Indications: The Integra DUO LED Surgical Headlight System is designed to provide supplemental illumination aiding visualization during surgical, diagnostic, or therapeutic procedures
Contraindications: The Integra DUO LED Surgical Headlight System is contraindicated for use in neonatal transillumination, ophthalmic procedures, photosensitive patients or patients who have received photosensitizing agents (hematoporphyrin derivatives) within three months.