Upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders in a cross-sectional field study of industrial workers.
Franzblau A; Werner RA; Armstrong TJ; Albers JW; Ulin SS; Latko W; Finholt TA
Second International Scientific Conference on Prevention (PREMUS95), September 24-28, 1995, Montreal, Canada. Rome, Italy: International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), 1995 Sep; :78-80
One of the goals of the present investigation is to model relationships between indices ofjob exposure (e.g. quantitative rating of repetitiveness) and indices of medical outcomes (e.g. symptoms, physical examination findings, quantitative sensory test results, electrodiagnostic test results, and prevalence of specific CTDs) with the goal of developing quantitative, exposure-response relationships. Although data collection is not yet completed, in the present report we present some of our preliminary findings concerning carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), tendinitis, and upper extremity symptoms in general in relation to hand repetition.
Musculoskeletal system disorders; Musculoskeletal system; Repetitive work; Cumulative trauma disorders; Cumulative trauma; Carpal tunnel syndrome; Hand injuries; Vitamins; Age factors; Ergonomics
Alfred Franzblau MD, Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, 1420 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Second International Scientific Conference on Prevention (PREMUS95), September 24-28, 1995, Montreal, Canada
University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI