Work-related Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Surgeons

  title={Work-related Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Surgeons},
  author={Grace P. Y. Szeto and Pei Ho and Albert C. W. Ting and Jensen Tung-Chung Poon and Stephen W. K. Cheng and Raymond Chi Chung Tsang},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation},
Introduction Surgeons are a unique group of healthcare professionals who are at risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal symptoms (WMS). The diversity of operating skills for laparoscopic and endovascular procedures impose different physical demands on surgeons, who also work under time pressure. The present study aims to examine the physical and psychosocial factors and their association with WMS among general surgeons in Hong Kong. Method A survey was conducted among surgeons working… CONTINUE READING