Are computer injuries restricted to carpal tunnel syndrome and eye strain? A new study documents a number of injuries you might not expect.
In a study in the July issue of The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers estimate there were nearly 10,000 emergency room visits for computer-related injuries in 2006, including cuts, bruises, sprains and fractures.
More than half of the injuries happened when people were moving their computers. The monitor was the piece of computer equipment most commonly involved.
Injuries have declined somewhat since 2003 with the sales of more and more LCD monitors.
Another hazard: trips and falls over computer wires.