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The iPad Syndrome: Are Children’s Hands Getting Weaker?

Dr Rajesh Singh, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

06-Mar-18 16:00

The iPad Syndrome: Are Children’s Hands Getting Weaker?

A recent article in South China Morning Post reported on the phenomenon of poor hand motor and dexterity skills among children who overuse touchscreen phones and tablets. Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Dr Rajesh Singh takes us through the development of hand function in childhood, and whether children are losing the ability to hold a pencil.

Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek

Presented by: Meera Sivasothy


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