musculoskeletal disorder


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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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Study was conducted to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and associated risk factors among dentists in Lahore.
85] "Best practices" for reducing musculoskeletal disorders are to be conducted for monitoring the occupational health.
In most of the studies back pain was the most commonly reported work-related musculoskeletal disorder with its prevalence ranging from 37 to 55% (14-16).
On this topic, it was found out that musculoskeletal disorders were common among office workers in Iran, Thailand, Estonia, India, Turkey,1,10-12 Malaysia13,14 and the United States.
The costs and benefits of active case management and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal disorders.
With musculoskeletal disorders representing more than 60 percent of occupational injuries in the dental field, the struggle towards musculoskeletal health continues to grow.
Musculoskeletal disorders are a frequent reason for seeking medical care and common causes of chronic health problems and long-term disability (Badley et al.
Because musculoskeletal disorders often start innocuously as painful joints, wrists, shoulders, forearms, knees; pain, tingling, burning, or numbness in hands or feet; shooting or stabbing pains in arms or legs; swelling or inflammation; back or neck pain; stiffness; or as white fingers or toes, it is important to be aware of the early symptoms.
Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman says, "Work-related musculoskeletal disorders such as back injuries and carnal tunnel syndrome are the most prevalent, most expensive and most preventable workplace injuries in the country.
Recognition of musculoskeletal disorders has been slow in coming,'' said Charles Jeffress, the assistant secretary of labor in charge of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a common cause of work-related disability in different professions [2].

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