Which doctors are at most risk of musculoskeletal disorders?

Surgeons have levels of musculoskeletal disease on a par with some blue collar workers, yet get little or no advice on ergonomics or help to avoid injury, researchers say.

Orthopaedic surgeons are at particular risk, but interventional cardiologists and radiologists, general surgeons, gastroenterologists, gynaecologists, urologists, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, dermatologists and plastic surgeons are also exposed to these work-related ailments, the US study authors said.

Crude estimates of the career prevalence of the most common work-related musculoskeletal