Otolaryngologists from around the world acknowledge that aches and pains are common in their profession and that they have received little training in proper ergonomics along the way.

More Ergonomics Training Needed For Otolaryngologists

PERFORMING PROCEDURES

Otolaryngologists from around the world acknowledge that aches and pains are common in their profession and that they have received little training in proper ergonomics along the way.

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