Can teaching ergonomics reduced grip force on an ultrasound transducer
What is it about?
Work related upper limb disorders are common amongst ultrasound practitioners. This study looked at teaching good ergonomic practice with an ergometer, which emits a sound when muscles are stimulated, to ultrasound practitioners. The results demonstrated a reduced transducer grip force following training.
Why is it important?
Muscle tension, poor posture/ergonomics and high grip force have been associated with the increased risk of work related upper limb disorders in sonographers. Our finds suggest that a short ergonomics training session, with the use of an ergometer to give audible signals of muscle strain, could reduce the grip force applied to a transducer.
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