Question: Has anyone any info on this growing WRULD? Sonographers are health care a professional who are increasingly at risk of neck/shoulder and arm RSI’s little is published in this country though the US is beginning to address the problem..
Answer 1:Sonography Issues
The everyday practice of sonography can consist of the RSI risk factors of high repetition, high levels of force, awkward joint position, direct pressure, and prolonged twisted posture, such as:
Gripping the transducer
Applying sustained pressure
Awkward scanning positions
Scanning with a flexed wrist
Scanning with a hyper extended wrist
Maintaining a twisted posture
Sustained twisting of the neck/trunk
Repetitive twisting of the neck/trunk
Strenuously lifting patients
Frequent leaning over the patient
Frequent over-stretching of the arms between the patient and the control panel
Moving ultrasound equipment too heavy the sonographer
Constantly feeling rushed during a regular workday.