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Carpal tunnel syndrome. Risk factors and preventive strategies for the dental hygienist.

Authors
  • Gerwatowski, L J
  • McFall, D B
  • Stach, D J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1992
Volume
66
Issue
2
Pages
89–94
Identifiers
PMID: 1624998
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is well recognized as an occupational risk for dental hygienists. The contributing risk factors fall primarily into two categories: medical and occupational. The purposes of this paper are to examine the factors that predispose one to CTS in order to increase awareness among dental hygienists, and to offer preventive strategies that can be incorporated into daily practice.

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