Musculoskeletal occupational injury is prevalent within the surgical community. This is a multi-factorial issue but is contributed to by physical posture, environmental hazards, and administrative deficiency. There is growing awareness of this issue, with several behavioral, educational, and administrative techniques being employed. The literature on this topic is, however, sporadic and difficult to access by healthcare practitioners.
The aim of this review was to evaluate the literature on the current interventions used to minimize musculoskeletal occupational injury in surgeons and interventionalists. This review will focus on engineering interventions, administrative interventions, and personal protective equipment.
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