repetitive strain injury

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repetitive strain injury:

see repetitive stress injuryrepetitive stress injury
or repetitive strain injury
(RSI), injury caused by repeated movement of a particular part of the body. Often seen in workers whose physical routine is unvaried, RSI has become epidemic since computers have entered the workplace in large
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repetitive strain injury


(Repetitive Strain Injury) Ailments of the hands, neck, back and eyes due to computer use. The remedy for RSI is frequent breaks which should include stretching or yoga postures. See carpal tunnel syndrome, Maltron keyboard, wrist rest, Nintendo thumb, iPod finger and repetitive brain injury.
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In the OIF/OEF group, four factors significantly increased the likelihood of wheelchair use: bilateral lower-limb loss (AOR = 29.7; 95% CI 11.0, 80.7), multiple-limb loss (AOR = 16.3; 95% CI 3.1, 85.3), cumulative trauma disorder to the contralateral lower limb (AOR = 2.4; 95% CI 1.2, 4.9), and the number of combat-associated injuries received (AOR = 1.4; 95% CI 1.1, 1.6).
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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." For this reason, Springer says federally mandated action is premature.
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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.[1] The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that CTD is the fastest growing occupational disorder,[2] rising from 18% in 1981 to 61% in 1991.
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.
28, Gambaro's going to share what she learned from her own experiences, as well as five years on the board of directors for the Los Angeles Repetitive Strain Injury Support Group and the Cumulative Trauma Disorders Resources Network, and in writing dozens of articles and conducting even more interviews.
He explains what it is, what an injured worker is entitled to, the steps of filing a claim, whether the injury is covered, cumulative trauma disorders, what to do when injured, keeping records, the insurance company's role, dealing with an employer, taking charge of medical care, medical-legal evaluations, medical benefits, temporary and permanent disability benefits, supplemental job displacement benefits, death benefits, extraordinary workers' compensation benefits and remedies, benefits and remedies outside the workers' compensation system, settling the case, the appeals board, and finding a lawyer and other resources.

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