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A preventive program for work-related musculoskeletal disorders among surgeons. Outcomes of a randomized controlled clinical trial. Ann Surg 2019; 270: 969-975

Published: 24th January 2020

Authors: Giagio S, Volpe G, Pillastrini P, Gasparre G, Frizziero A, Squizzato F et al.


The programme involved using ergonomic principles in theatre, and a supervised exercise regimen. This improved general health-related quality of life after six months (P=0.04) and reduced low back pain (50 versus 66 per cent, P=0.03).

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