J Mark Melhorn

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  • J M Melhorn
  • Journal of occupational and environmental…
  • 1999
Work-related musculoskeletal pain, commonly referred to more specifically as musculoskeletal disorders or cumulative trauma disorders, has continued to occur despite efforts by employers, employees, health care providers, and the government to eradicate it. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has encouraged employers to establish(More)
BACKGROUND The QuickDASH, an abbreviated form of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire, uses a graded-adjectives ordinal measurement response scale. In order to improve the sensitivity of the measure and to make it compatible with widely used measures of pain and disability, a visual analog scale version was developed. The present(More)
Large bowel disease detected clinically by rectal prolapse was studied in 64 immunodeficient mice (37 athymic NCr-nu/nu, 12 BALB/c AnNCr-nu/nu, 9 C57BL/6NCr-nu/nu, and 6 C.B17/Icr-scid/NCr) naturally infected with Helicobacter hepaticus. Rectal prolapse was found in approximately 5% of immunodeficient mice maintained in a research facility over a period of(More)
  • J M Melhorn
  • Clinical orthopaedics and related research
  • 1998
Cumulative trauma disorders account for 56% of all occupational injuries. Currently, occupational injuries affect 15% to 20% of all Americans. The United States government predicts that by the year 2000, 50% of the American workforce will have occupational injuries annually and 50 cents of every dollar will be spent on cumulative trauma disorders. There is(More)
Upper-extremity musculoskeletal pains or disorders (MSDs) account for a significant number of work-related illnesses in the US workforce. Although the concept of MSD prevention is appealing, little has been done to demonstrate the successful application and benefit of these programs. In 1995, an aircraft manufacturer established a unique risk-management(More)
  • J M Melhorn
  • Clinical orthopaedics and related research
  • 2001
Treatment of musculoskeletal pain in the workplace by early return to work and prevention is the future of occupational orthopaedics. Patients who receive workers' compensation comprise 20% of the general orthopaedist's practice, 65% of a hand surgeon's practice, and 90% of the independent medical examiner's practice. To improve the treatment outcomes for(More)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable upper-extremity musculoskeletal pains or disorders account for a significant number of work-related illnesses in the US workforce. Although the concept of musculoskeletal disorder prevention is appealing, little has been done to demonstrate the successful application and benefit of these programs. In(More)
  • J M Melhorn
  • Journal of occupational and environmental…
  • 1996
Occupational diseases affect 15 to 20% of all Americans. Cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) account for 56% of all occupational injuries. The recognition and control of occupational injuries has become a major concern of employees, employers, medicine, and the federal government because of health risk and related costs. Upper-extremity CTDs are identified(More)