cumulative trauma disorder


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repetitive strain injury

A work-related injury caused by overuse of a particular musculoskeletal group to perform a task that is repeated hundreds to thousands of times in day-to-day work; repetitive motion injury affects workers in the textile industry, meat-packers, keyboard operators and others.

cumulative trauma disorder

Repetitive motion injury, repetitive stress disorder Occupational medicine Any of a group of conditions characterized by repeated stress on muscles, bones, tendons, nerves, which have psychologic and/or physical ramifications–eg, avoidance personality disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. See Americans with Disabilities Act, Saroka v. Dayton Hudson

cu·mu·la·tive trau·ma dis·or·der

(CTD) (kyūm'yŭ-lă-tiv traw'mă dis-ōr'dĕr)
Any of the chronic disorders involving tendon, muscle, joint, and nerve damage, often resulting from work-related physical activities. CTDs, including repetitive motion disorders and carpal tunnel syndrome, result when the body is subjected to direct pressure, vibration, or repetitive movements for prolonged periods.
Synonym(s): microtrauma, repetitive strain disorder.

cu·mu·la·tive trau·ma dis·or·der

(CTD) (kyūm'yŭ-lă-tiv traw'mă dis-ōr'dĕr)
Any of the chronic disorders involving tendon, muscle, joint, and nerve damage, often resulting from work-related physical activities.
Synonym(s): microtrauma, repetitive strain disorder.
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While most cases of cumulative trauma disorders can be treated effectively, injuries allowed to progress too far may be impossible to correct and, in rare cases, may lead to permanent loss of hand function.
Dowler: Cumulative Trauma Disorders can occur with any worker exposed to repetitive, sustained and/or forceful exertions, awkward postures, vibration or contact stress.
Fortunately about 95% of cumulative trauma disorders are preventable," said Dr.
When the torso is a firm anchor for the arms, hands and legs, the limbs do not have to move as far -- resulting in less fatigue and less risk of cumulative trauma disorders.
Operators of this type of equipment frequently contend with bending, stretching, repetitive motion and tool vibration - each a potential cause of cumulative trauma disorders. To this end, portable power tool manufacturers have made strides to lower the weight and vibrations of their tools.
Vision-related ailments affect 10 million workers, and cumulative trauma disorders or repetitive motion injuries, such as tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, have become so ubiquitous that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has labeled them the occupational illness of the 1980s.
The prevalence of symptoms consistent with upper-extremity cumulative trauma disorders in newspaper workers has been reported to range from 20 to 40 percent, according to the U.S.
Things like poor lighting, repetitive movement, strenuous activity, stiff chairs and inflexible workstations are contributing to conditions known as cumulative trauma disorders (CTD), repetitive stress injuries (RSI) and work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD).
Concerned about associate injuries and the rising costs to the business, the LRRDC Ergonomics Team was formed to identify the causes of and minimize the risks associated with cumulative trauma disorders and strain-type injuries.
The system increases workers' safety by reducing injuries and cumulative trauma disorders, like carpal tunnel syndrome.
* Cumulative Trauma Disorders in the Workplace--Bibliography.
Such injuries and pains are often the result of many, many "micro-injuries." In doctor lingo these are called Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs).

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