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 September 2000, the British government's Health and Safety Executive department issued "Supermarket Checkouts and Musculoskeletal Disorders," a report with regulatory guidelines that looked at the then-current research linking the checkout process to repetitive motion disorders among supermarket employees.
Szabo and Michael Madison, "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as a Work-Related Disorder," Repetitive Motion Disorders of the Upper Extremity (Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1995): 426-427.
The plaintiffs were diagnosed with repetitive motion disorders, which were allegedly caused by the nature of their jobs with the defendant employer.

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