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Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Edited by Orhan Korhan

Eastern Mediterranean University

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) refer to a wide range of inflammatory and degenerative conditions that occur in the workplace or are caused by work activities. WRMSDs affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, peripheral nerves, and supporting blood vessels. These conditions can cause pain and functional impairment and they often result in direct economic costs to both the workplace and the worker. Injuries sustained at work can negatively affect a person's physical and mental health as well as a company's bottom line. This book describes the human musculoskeletal system, including such topics as anthropometry and posture, as it relates to accidents and injuries in the workplace. Chapters discuss such subjects as job standards; risk assessment; direct and indirect costs of WRMSDs; epidemiology, etiology, and pathology of WRMSDs; engineering and administrative controls; risk factor identification; injury management; and education and training. It presents a holistic approach to identifying, intervening, and preventing WRMSDs.

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Work-related Musculoskeletal DisordersEdited by Orhan Korhan

Published: October 2nd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78458

ISBN: 978-1-78985-695-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-234-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-696-5

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

By Orhan Korhan and Asad Ahmed Memon


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2. A Methodology for Detecting Musculoskeletal Disorders in Industrial Workplaces Using a Mapping Representation of Risk

By Martha Roselia Contreras-Valenzuela, Alejandro David Guzmán-Clemente and Francisco Cuenca-Jiménez


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3. How Poor Workstation Design Causes Musculoskeletal Disorders: Research from QOC Matrix the Workers’ Voice

By Roy López Sesenes, Martha Roselia Contreras-Valenzuela, Alber Eduardo Duque-Álvarez, Alejandro David Guzmán-Clemente, Viridiana Aydeé León-Hernández and Francisco Cuenca-Jiménez


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4. De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis: Effective Diagnosis and Evidence-Based Treatment

By Jenson Mak


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5. Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis: Definition, Diagnosis, Screening and Treatment Algorithms

By Yusuf Erdem and Cagri Neyisci


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