[Work-related musculoskeletal diseases in dental professionals. 1. Prevalence and risk factors].

@article{Sartorio2005WorkrelatedMD,
  title={[Work-related musculoskeletal diseases in dental professionals. 1. Prevalence and risk factors].},
  author={Francesco Sartorio and Stefano Vercelli and Giorgio Ferriero and Fl{\'a}vio D'Angelo and Mario Migliario and Marco Franchignoni},
  journal={Giornale italiano di medicina del lavoro ed ergonomia},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={165-9}
}
The past two decades have witnessed a sharp rise in the incidence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD). All occupations are involved; in dental professionals (dentists, dental hygienists and dental auxiliaries) this problem occurs in 54-93% of subjects, with higher risk in elderly subjects and women. Spine, shoulder, elbow and hand are mostly involved. Prevention of WMSD is becoming crucial and requires the identification and modification of risk factors. Individual characteristics… CONTINUE READING