Biomechanical factors affecting upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders in sign language interpreters.

@article{Feuerstein1992BiomechanicalFA,
  title={Biomechanical factors affecting upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders in sign language interpreters.},
  author={Michael Feuerstein and Terence E. Fitzgerald},
  journal={Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association},
  year={1992},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={257-64}
}
Symptoms associated with upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders (UECTDs) recently have been reported in professional sign language interpreters. The present investigation is a case control study of potential biomechanical factors that may exacerbate or maintain UECTD-related symptoms in this occupational group. Based on the results of a medical screening, interpreters were classified into two groups: working with pain (n = 16) and working without pain (n = 13). There were no significant… CONTINUE READING