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Self-reported hand and wrist arthritis and occupation: data from the U.S. National Health Interview Survey-Occupational Health Supplement.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of industrial medicine
Publication Date
Volume
42
Issue
4
Pages
318–327
Identifiers
PMID: 12271479
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our study links hand-wrist arthritis to occupation and potentially modifiable workplace ergonomic factors. The spectrum of hand-wrist "cumulative trauma" disorders may considerably exceed that of soft-tissue injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, and may include arthritis, a widely prevalent, disabling condition.

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