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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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