Musculoskeletal Lower Back Load of Accoucheurs During Delivery

  • With the progress in modern medicine, it was possible to significantly reduce the risks of birth for mother and child. One aspect that has received less attention so far is the risk of injury to the accoucheurs (obstetricians and midwives) during the birth process. Indeed, studies indicate that 92% of midwives suffer from musculoskeletal disorders, with the lower back being the main cause of complaints (72%). The aim of this study was to investigate two commonly used postural techniques used by accoucheurs during childbirth and to analyze the resulting load on the lower back using the AnyBodyTM musculoskeletal simulation software.

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Author:Maximilian MelznerORCiD, Khaled Ismail, Zdeněk Rušavý, Vladimír Kališ, Franz Süß, Sebastian DendorferORCiD
Parent Title (English):26th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, July 11-14, 2021, Milan, Italy
Place of publication:Milan
Document Type:conference proceeding (presentation, abstract)
Year of first Publication:2021
Publishing Institution:Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Release Date:2021/07/22
Institutes:Fakultät Maschinenbau
Regensburg Center of Biomedical Engineering - RCBE
Fakultät Maschinenbau / Labor Biomechanik (LBM)
research focus:Lebenswissenschaften und Ethik
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