An epidemiologic study of lifting and twisting on the job and risk for acute prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc.

@article{Kelsey1984AnES,
  title={An epidemiologic study of lifting and twisting on the job and risk for acute prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc.},
  author={Jennifer L. Kelsey and P B Githens and Augustus A. White and Theodore Holford and Stephen D. Walter and Theresa O'Connor and Adrian M. Ostfeld and U H Weil and Wayne O. Southwick and John A. Calogero},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={1984},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={61-6}
}
An epidemiologic case-control study undertaken in Connecticut during 1979-1981 indicated that persons with jobs requiring lifting objects of more than 11.3 kg (25 lb) an average of more than 25 times per day had over three times the risk for acute prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc as people whose jobs did not involve lifting objects of this weight. If the body was usually twisted while the lifting was done, this elevation in risk was apparent with less frequent lifting. An especially high… CONTINUE READING

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