Cumulative Trauma Disorders: Their Recognition and Ergonomic Measures to avoid them

Dasari, B.D. (2007) Cumulative Trauma Disorders: Their Recognition and Ergonomic Measures to avoid them. In, 4th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, Hong Kong, 23 - 26 Jun 2007.


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Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD) refers to a large category of disorders of the muscles, tendons, or nerves and are the summary results of microtrauma caused, precipitated, or aggravated by repeated exertion or movements of the body. They go by many names in the literature. They have become a matter of urgent ergonomic concerns for manufacturers, insurance companies, health care provides, and government agencies. Since CTD are usually caused by repeated and/or forceful exertions, often in the hand-arm-shoulder region. They predominantly occur to soft tissues, such as tendons and ligaments, and to nerves and blood vessels. They are commonly associated with certain occupational and leisure activities. Many CTD can be avoided by a set of fairly simple and straightforward ergonomic procedures. In this presentation, the author will share his views on the epidemiology, pathogenesis and treatment including the ergonomic measures to avoid CTD.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: epidemiology, soft tissue injuries, microtrauma, occupational activities, ergonomic measures
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
ePrint ID: 58424
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
June 2007Delivered
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:39

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