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2022 Jun 23

Surg Today

Prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among general surgeons in Japan.


Owada Y, Furuya K, Kim J, Moue S, Miyazaki Y, Doi M, Shimomura O, Ogawa K, Takahashi K, Ohara Y, Akashi Y, Hisakura K, Hashimoto S, Enomoto T, Oda T
Surg Today. 2022 Jun 23.
PMID: 35737123.


General surgeons are at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs), especially in their neck and back. The prevalence and risk factors for surgeons' WRMSDs in Japan have not been well surveyed.