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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Musculoskeletal disorder risk factors among nursing professionals in low resource settings: A cross-sectional study in Uganda.
Age, body mass index, gender, academic year, family history of musculoskeletal disorders, hours of clinical practice per day, hours of study per day, smoking and exercise had no significant relation with musculoskeletal pain in neck, shoulder or lower back (p>0.05 each).
Musculoskeletal Disorders, Annual Report for Great Britain; 2011, 2012.
([dagger][dagger]) Because ergonomic hazards are risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, continued research is necessary to develop a better understanding of these hazards and to create interventions aimed at reducing them (2,8-10).
[17] have reported that new workers are more susceptible to upper limb musculoskeletal disorders, whereas Noroozi et al.
Dentists are at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders due to occupational health hazards.
The costs and benefits of active case management and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal disorders. Prepared by Hu-tech Associates Ltd for the Health and Safety Executive, 2006.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) cover a wide range of conditions (e.g., tendonitis, tenosynovitis, epicondylitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, osteoarthrosis, myalgia, low back pain, and other idiopathic pain syndromes) that cause inflammation and degeneration of the musculoskeletal system and neurovascular structures [11].
With musculoskeletal disorders representing more than 60 percent of occupational injuries in the dental field, the struggle towards musculoskeletal health continues to grow.
Among the issues to be explored during the series of public hearings is an appropriate definition of the terms "ergonomic injury" and musculoskeletal disorders, she said.
The intent of the standard is to minimize the instances of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which OSHA says represent the leading cause of lost-workday injuries and workers' compensation costs.
Compliance with a six-part program would be necessary only if a musculoskeletal disorder were present, and what OSHA calls a "quick fix" for that one instance proved unsatisfactory.

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