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ISSN: 2161-1076

Surgery: Current Research
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A sports headlight retrofitted on magnifying loupes: A simple and cheap method for daily use

International Conference and Exhibition on Surgery, Anesthesia & Trichology

Agamemnon Pericleous, Georgios Dimitrakakis and Aristotelis D. Protopapas

ScientificTracks Abstracts: Surgery Curr Res

DOI: 10.4172/2161-1076.S1.005

Medical professionals such as doctors, nurses and paramedics often use headlight to examine or to perform surgical intervention in the patients. However, there are concerns related to its use such as comfort for the user, mobility and asepsis for the cable, availability in the departments plus cost effectiveness. The concept of a retrofitted 1-watt sports headlight (adjusted on magnifying loupes) would give quick access to a light source, be available and reliable at any place, save vital funds and would be environmentally friendly as the battery can be replaced. The same concept can be applied to pre-hospital emergency care and disaster medicine as well. Background: Headlights with fibre optic cables have being used for two decades as an adjunct to the operating theatre lighting. The cable-powered headlights pose, to our experience, some Limitations for the operating team: Smooth personnel circulation around the operating field is hindered by repeated unplugging and re-plugging of the cable when surgeon and assistants change sides. Protocols for draping and asepsis have to accommodate the cumbersome cable and the light source and in addition are time consuming and arising issues of flexibility. The weight of the headlight and cable may cause health issues for the bearer (head ache, low back pain) [1]. Portable surgical headlights have also been available for the last decade for a not negligible cost. They are powered by a battery pack, attached to the torso/waist and connected to the headlight by a shorter cable. They are priced at hundreds of pounds.
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