Osteoarthritis and meniscus disorders of the knee as occupational diseases of miners.

@article{McMillan2005OsteoarthritisAM,
  title={Osteoarthritis and meniscus disorders of the knee as occupational diseases of miners.},
  author={G H Grant McMillan and Liza Nichols},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={567-75}
}
AIM To determine whether kneeling or squatting for prolonged periods is sufficiently causally associated with an increased risk of injury or degenerative disease of the knee joint as to meet the classic criteria to be considered an occupational disease of coal miners for whom these are or have been routine working postures. METHOD Systematic literature searches were made for studies relating to kneeling and squatting as part of the working environment of coal mines and the role of these… CONTINUE READING
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