Tina K. Russell

August 7, 2008

Hands

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Tina Russell @ 2:04 pm

Vital Signs – Disparities – Surgical Tools Not Fit for Smaller Hands – NYTimes.com
Now that more doors are opening for women who want to be surgeons, it may be time to look at the equipment they are given at the operating table.

A new study finds that some devices commonly used in what was once a male bastion are too big to be comfortable for women.

The study, which appears in Surgical Endoscopy, notes that women’s hands tend to be smaller then men’s, but that men with smaller hands may also find the equipment challenging.

What’s the big deal?

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