Daily challenges in a surgical department:

Stooping working posture can cause pain to the neck, shoulders and lower back.

Necessity to keep your hands and movements steady through many hours of surgery.

Maintaining sterility and a good workflow with changing work positions.

In a surgical department, there are difficult and demanding procedures during which the surgeon’s posture is compromised by static work positions where the shoulders are particularly stressed. Neurosurgery, ENT surgery and cardiovascular surgery require high precision and accuracy. Therefore, surgeons need extra support, especially for their arms and shoulders.

What the surgeon says about VELA 'Support' Surgeon's Chair

The VELA ‘Support’ Surgeon’s Chair is very comfortable, so you do not get tired, and you don’t experience tension or pain in the back, neck and shoulders.

The multi-adjustable armrests are really good, and they help keep your hands stable. They can be adjusted exactly as we want them to be, both in relation to the task at hand and to the working position.

The armrests are crucial to us in terms of precision, support and stability for both arms and shoulders during surgery.

The low backrest allows for free movement of the arms and shoulders, and the backrest easily adjusts to the individual and supports the lower back.

The seat height is easily adjusted with the foot, so you maintain a sterile environment.

The footrest is useful for rest when you need to sit higher up.


Place: University Hospital, Fossvogur, Reykjavik, Iceland

Department: Surgical

About: The Surgical Department has sections for neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, ENT surgery, as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery. These operations are often lengthy and characterised by static and stooping work postures with a frequent need for switching between standing and sitting.


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