3), cumulative trauma disorder
to the contralateral lower limb (AOR = 2.
Collectively, such complaints are referred to as cumulative trauma disorders
Investigation of cumulative trauma disorders
in a poultry processing plant.
While the root cause of cumulative trauma disorders
is automation and repetitive actions, the primary reasons for the tremendous rise in the incidence rates are the increased recognition of the problem and a better informed workforce.
Right now, we have this laundry list of symptoms thrown into this bucket called cumulative trauma disorders
Commonly called cumulative trauma disorders
, overuse syndromes or repetitive motion injuries, these problems have become increasingly common in today's mechanized work place.
According to the BLS, the number of cumulative trauma disorders
has increased by more than 1,000% in 10 years, rising from 26,700 in 1983 to 302,400 in 1993 (the most recent year for which figures are available).
We knew that cumulative trauma disorders
were a major source of loss for many employers requiring similar tasks.
Over the past few years, the number of employee complaints relating to indoor air pollutants, cumulative trauma disorders
and musculoskeletal problems has increased significantly.
Cumulative trauma disorder
(CTD) is defined as musculoskeletal disorders that can result from the body's inability to heal itself from the long-term effects of repetitive motion, exposure to vibration, and/or mechanical stress.
Designing instruments to address the ergonomics of periodontal instrumentation and to decrease cumulative trauma disorders
in dental hygienists is an ongoing area of research and development.