Laparoscopic surgeons' thumb-is it a training phenomenon?

S J Neuhaus, D I Watson

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Transient digital nerve palsy of the left thumb may be common during laparoscopic learning experiences. The problem, which has been seen frequently during laparoscopy training courses, is due to an incorrect instrument grip. Awareness of the problem and instruction of sound technique may prevent this injury.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-32
Number of pages2
JournalMinimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • laparoscopy
  • surgical training
  • nerve palsy


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