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    A landmark academic study has suggested that surgeons will work faster and more accurately when AC/DC are played loud on the operating theatre stereo

    A study carried out by researchers at Heidelberg University in Germany has suggested that the speed and accuracy of surgery may be improved if surgeons listen to AC/DC at high volume while operating.

    The study, published under the title, "Effect of Genre and amplitude of music during laparoscopic surgery", examined the effect of music in the operating theatre, noting that choosing the right soundtrack to accompany surgical work could improve the performance of novice surgeons.

    The comparison was carried out by playing The Beatles and AC/DC during laparoscopic surgery, a procedure during which narrow tubes are inserted into the abdomen, through which narrow instruments are inserted to carry out exploratory or remedial surgery.

    "With soft rock in medium volume, participants were faster in peg transfer (60.3 vs. 56.7 s, P = 0.012) and more accurate in suture with intracorporeal knot (79.2 vs. 54.0, P = 0.011) compared to without music," explain the report's authors. "The total score was improved (383.4 vs. 337.9, P = 0.0076) by enhancing accuracy (79.5 vs. 54.0, P = 0.011). This positive effect was lost if the soft rock was played in high volume."

    They continue: "With hard rock in medium volume, participants were faster performing precision cutting (139.4 vs. 235.8, P = 0.0009) compared to without music. Both balloon preparation and precision cutting were performed more rapidly (227.3 vs. 181.4, P = 0.003, 139.4 vs. 114.0, P < 0.0001) and the accuracy was maintained. Hard rock in high volume also resulted in increased speed (366.7 vs. 295.5, P < 0.0001) compared to without music. Thereby, the total scores of participants were enhanced (516.5 vs. 437.1, P = 0.002)."

    In plain English, the surgeons who operated with AC/DC playing in the background were faster and more precise, with the time taken to complete certain procedures dropping by 41% while accuracy improved by five percent. The improvement in performance by the surgeons who worked to a Beatles soundtrack was similar, but only when the music was played at low volume.

    What does all this mean for the future of medicine? To be frank, we have literally no idea. But we will be requesting some AC/DC next time we go under the knife. Night Of The Long Knives, perhaps.
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    Especially if they're listening to The Razors Edge.
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    Meanwhile, last time Mr. Fandango was operated on, they had to stop due to him waking up periodically to say he’d rather die than have surgery while TRE was playing.
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      AC/DC rock music: Thankass
    • Apr 14th 2022
     
    And i heard they use SUL as an anesthetic these days.
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    Posted By: ThankassAnd i heard they use SUL as an anesthetic these days.


    Good insight!
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      AC/DC rock music: DrBelford
    • Apr 14th 2022
     
    I wanna be sedated with SUL!!
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    Posted By: LondonOntarioEspecially if they're listening to The Razors Edge.


    Or Night of the Long Knives!
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    Posted By: ShootToThrill
    Posted By: LondonOntarioEspecially if they're listening to The Razors Edge.


    Or Night of the Long Knives!


    Good one!
    • AC/DC rock music: BSeattle
    • Apr 16th 2022
     
    How in the hell did they get patients to agree to this?

    "Hey... we are interested in seeing how playing AC/DC effects the performance of your surgeon. We have NO IDEA if it will help or hurt or have no effect. Sound good?"
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    I just don’t want to be there when they play BallBreaker…
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    Posted By: medium_rareI just don’t want to be there when they play BallBreaker…


    It would be a fitting song to play during a vasectomy.
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    Don’t blame them! Listening to AC/DC while I dissected a dead rat with a broken glass shard from a beer bottle made everything better. I’m glad AC/DC improves performance for other people.
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      AC/DC rock music: Janonen
    • Apr 18th 2022 edited
     
    I suppose it would depend on the song. Imagine a tight-scheduled brain surgeon in operation trying to figure out what the fuck Hold Me Back's about.