Overuse syndromes of the upper extremity in interpreters for the deaf.

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Fourteen of 80 interpreters (18%) for deaf students at a national center on deafness sought medical care for painful conditions of the upper extremity; 11 others (14%) had less severe or transient symptoms. The conditions were brought on by repetitive use and were relieved by rest. All represented overuse syndromes. Tendinitis, fasciitis, synovitis, and… (More)

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