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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Stephen, BAeng
dc.date.issued2010-11eng
dc.description.abstractVarious studies have reported that 80-90% of diagnostic medical sonographers who work in the United States of America report they are scanning with musculoskeletal pain. One of the most common work related injuries incurred by sonographers is carpal tunnel syndrome which results from extrinsic compression on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. While many studies have been conducted on sonographers to see if they experience pain while scanning, none have hypothesized how soon after entering the workforce will new sonographers begin to manifest signs of a repetitive injury. The purpose of this study was to discover if first year ultrasound students would develop signs of swelling or injury of the median indicating carpal tunnel syndrome. Using the diagnostic criteria of measuring the cross-sectional area of the median nerve within the car-pal tunnel, a group of first year sonography students were evaluated. Because the participants were not per-forming ultrasound scans as frequently during their first year a dramatic increase in the cross-sectional area of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel was not expected.eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/16034eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.relation.ispartof2012 Health Sciences Research Dayeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Health Sciences Research Day.eng
dc.subjectmusculoskeletal paineng
dc.subjectsonographereng
dc.subjectrepetitive use injuryeng
dc.subject.lcshCarpal tunnel syndromeeng
dc.subject.lcshMedical studentseng
dc.subject.lcshOveruse injurieseng
dc.subject.lcshDiagnostic ultrasonic imagingeng
dc.titleUsing ultrasound to assess first year sonography students for wrist injuryeng
dc.typePostereng


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