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A model for occupational epicondylitis.

Authors
King-KB
Source
NIOSH 2003 Mar; :1-22
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20023635
Abstract
Tendinosis is not well understood. It is a painful, degenerative process with features that include high fibroblast density, increased number of blood vessels, and disorganization of the collagen matrix (Kraushaar, 1999). Elbow tendinosis is a repetitive motion injury and is found in sports (Field, 1998) and workplaces requiring manual handling and repetitive, forceful work (e.g., the construction industry, Silverstein, 1998). The research plan for this project involves modifying a repetitive finger loading rabbit model to investigate epicondylitis. This research will: (1) develop and validate the model, (2) identify relationships between the severity and location of the biochemical and histologic outcome measures, and (3) determine exposure-response relationships of force and repetition on the biologically important histologic and biochemical outcome measures. The results will provide a foundation to examine the relative importance of force, repetition, recovery, and duration in the pathogenesis of work-related epicondylitis.
Keywords
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Ergonomics; Repetitive-work; In-vivo-study; Proteins; Analytical-models; Biomechanics; Force; Exposure-levels; Occupational-medicine
Contact
University of California-San Francisco, Department of Medicine, Division of Occupational Medicine, Ergonomics Program, 1301 South 46th St., Building 163, Richmond, CA, 94804
Publication Date
20030301
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
162000
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-K01-OH-000183
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Disease and Injury; Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California-San Francisco, Department of Medicine, Division of Occupational Medicine, Ergonomics Program, Richmond, CA, 94804
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