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musculoskeletal disorder

A popular term for disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage and spinal disks; it may also incompass work-related injuries.
 
Examples
Carpal tunnel, rotator cuff, De Quervain’s disease, trigger finger, tarsal tunnel, sciatica, epicondylitis, tendinitis, Raynaud’s disease, carpet layers’ knee, herniated spinal disk.

musculoskeletal disorder

Occupational medicine Job-related injuries and disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, spinal disks Examples Carpal tunnel, rotator cuff, De Quervain's disease, trigger finger, tarsal tunnel, sciatica, epicondylitis, tendinitis, Raynaud's phenomenon, carpet layers' knee, herniated spinal disk. See Occupational medicine.

mus·cu·lo·skel·e·tal dis·or·der

(mŭskyū-lō-skelĕ-tăl dis-ōrdĕr)
Condition affecting the musculoskeletal, peripheral nervous, and neurovascular systems, which is caused or aggravated by prolonged repetitive forceful or awkward movements, poor posture, badly fitted chairs and equipment, or a fast-paced workload.
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These types of musculoskeletal disorders affect about 1 million workers, and cost businesses between $45 and $50 billion annually.
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are a serious problem among hospital personnel and in particular among nursing staff (Silvia, Bloswick, Lillquist, Wallace, & Perkins, 2002).
Study was conducted to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and associated risk factors among dentists in Lahore.
Due to prolonged maintain of poor working postures, bent position, manual handling of heavy weights with repetitive work and lack of rest, and musculoskeletal disorders are common among them.
Dentists are at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders due to occupational health hazards.
Conclusion: Musculoskeletal symptoms are common in Turkish office workers and indicated the need for more attention to musculoskeletal disorders and designing effective preventive interventions.
Manual material handling work contributes to a large percentage of the more than half a million cases of musculoskeletal disorders reported annually in the United States, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Musculoskeletal disorders occur when there are injuries to joints and soft tissue.
Musculoskeletal disorders ( MSD) are the most common causes of long term sick- leave and disability pension in several industrial countries.
The company was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of professionals with a shared vision to create products that enable surgeons to promote healing in patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
It is estimated that approximately 60% of overall claim costs result from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs).

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