Pathomechanisms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: conceptual issues.

  title={Pathomechanisms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: conceptual issues.},
  author={Martin S Forde and Laura Punnett and David H. Wegman},
  volume={45 9},
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) by definition are a subset of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) that arise out of occupational exposures. While traditional exposure assessment techniques have proved to be successful in identifying ergonomic exposures that are epidemiologically linked to these disorders, some are troubled by the lack of one-to-one correspondence between specific occupational exposure profiles and specific MSDs. In the absence of more sophisticated hypotheses that… CONTINUE READING

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