Author(s): Lester JD, Hsu S, Ahmad CS
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Abstract Physicians are exposed to occupational hazards of which they are often unaware. Orthopedic surgery has a particularly hazardous work environment in which surgeons are at increased risk for exposure to infection, radiation, smoke, chemicals, excessive noise, musculoskeletal injuries, as well as emotional and psychological disturbances. Understanding these risks and the precautions that can be taken to avoid them will help protect orthopedic surgeons from potential harm.
This article was published in Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)
and referenced in Journal of Ergonomics