The Risk of Occupational Injuries among Orthopaedic Surgeons

Almost half of survey respondents reported one or more injuries in their careers

Jennie McKee

Occupational injuries—such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back sprains, and torn ligaments—are a common complaint of patients who seek orthopaedic care. Many of the orthopaedic surgeons who provide that care may also sustain on-the-job injuries, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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