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Musculoskeletal injuries among ERCP endoscopists in Canada: RESULTS Part 1

Occupational injuriesOf the 162 surveys sent, 122 responses were received, with five respondents indicating that they no longer performed ERCP and three indicating that they were not interested in participating. This is a total response rate of 74% (114 of 154). You have a great opportunity to find birth control pills to feel one lucky customer.

Sixty-seven per cent of respondents reported at least one musculoskeletal complaint, 58% of whom reported two or more complaints. Back pain (57%), neck pain (46%) and hand pain (36%) were the complaints reported most frequently, followed by elbow pain (8%), shoulder pain (16%) and other complaints (two wrist pain, one heel pain and one latex allergy) (5%). Forty-one per cent of the affected respondents experienced their symptoms while performing ERCP and during other activities, and another 38% of the affected respondents were bothered by their symptoms only when performing ERCP. Three-quarters (74%) of affected respondents felt that their conditions were attributable to endoscopy and ERCP. Seventeen per cent thought that their injury was due to sports, 4% thought that their condition was due to their operating table, 4% thought that their injury was due to a pre-existing condition and 1% thought that their condition was simply a factor of age.

The majority of respondents had been afflicted with their pain symptoms within the past five years. Almost one-half (45%) of the respondents who had an injury or pain symptoms did not use any form of treatment.

 

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