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[Diseases caused by repetitive trauma of the upper limbs: epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention. Epidemiological aspects].
G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2001 Apr-Jun; 23(2):110-5.GI

Abstract

The association between occupational risk factors and musculo-skeletal disorders due to biomechanical overload (WMSDs) has been focused on numerous research projects, ranging from those simple observing the different pathological findings reported among workers performing particular tasks, down to the latest studies actually quantifying the exposure of workers to basic risk factors, as force, awkward posture, repetition and to modifying factors as duration, intensity, temporal profile and cold temperatures. The critical review of the epidemiological studies, taking into account their quality, showed a clear relationship between basic and modifying risk factors and upper limb pathologies. In particular, force exertion has been shown strongly related to neck, elbow and hand-wrist pathologies; repetition showed some convincing evidence of causal relationship to neck, shoulder and hand-wrist pathologies. Insufficient evidence of work relatedness has been shown between both repetition and awkward posture and elbow pathologies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica Prevenzione e Biotecnologie Sanitarie, Cattedra di Medicina Preventiva dei Lavoratori, Università degli Studi di Milano, Bicocca.giovanni.devito@unimi.itNo affiliation info available

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Comparative Study
English Abstract
Journal Article

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ita

PubMed ID

11505771

Citation

Molteni, G, and G De Vito. "[Diseases Caused By Repetitive Trauma of the Upper Limbs: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Prevention. Epidemiological Aspects]." Giornale Italiano Di Medicina Del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia, vol. 23, no. 2, 2001, pp. 110-5.
Molteni G, De Vito G. [Diseases caused by repetitive trauma of the upper limbs: epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention. Epidemiological aspects]. G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2001;23(2):110-5.
Molteni, G., & De Vito, G. (2001). [Diseases caused by repetitive trauma of the upper limbs: epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention. Epidemiological aspects]. Giornale Italiano Di Medicina Del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia, 23(2), 110-5.
Molteni G, De Vito G. [Diseases Caused By Repetitive Trauma of the Upper Limbs: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Prevention. Epidemiological Aspects]. G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2001 Apr-Jun;23(2):110-5. PubMed PMID: 11505771.
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