Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injury Common in Surgeons, Interventionalists

Source: Medscape

Surgeons and medical interventionalists are at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, with rates comparable to construction workers, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online December 27 in JAMA Surgery, according to a report in Medscape.

The study is the first synthesis of the topic to date, and throws light on a problem many physicians face during their careers.

"These are common symptoms and common disorders that we discuss with our colleagues all the time. When we pulled all the data together, it was alarming and surprising to us that this was pervasive," lead author Bernard Lee, MD, MPH, MBA, a plastic surgeon at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, said in a JAMA Surgery podcast.

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