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Document ID (ISN)108699
CIS number 08-1073
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Skiadopoulos A., Gianikellis K., Moreno A.
Title Musculoskeletal disorders among laparoscopy surgeons
Original title Problemas músculo-esqueléticos en los cirujanos de laparoscopia [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information May 2008, No.47, p.24-34. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract An epidemiological survey was carried out to determine the type of musculoskeletal disorders affecting surgeons conducting laparoscopies, their intensity, location and frequency. It involved 52 surgeons aged between 30 and 65 years who answered a version of the Nordic questionnaire modified by the HSE. High levels of problems were observed for the neck (43%), shoulder (33%), lumbar region (35%), and hands and wrists (31%). A correlation between neck and wrist disorders, and hours of work was shown. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; health services; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) lumbar column; hand; frequency rates; wrist; epidemiologic study; cervicobrachial syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system