Interventional gastroenterology

‘Colonoscopists thumb’ shows need for better health & safety protection for endoscopists

Musculoskeletal injuries are an occupational hazard for endoscopists, with most experiencing painful symptoms as a result of their work, new research suggests. A review on occupational health hazards for endoscopists, published in the Annals of Gastroenterology, cites surveys which put the prevalence of MSK symptoms at between 37% and 89%. Pain in the thumb, hands, neck ...

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