Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in clinical dentistry: strategies to address the mechanisms leading to musculoskeletal disorders.

@article{Valachi2003PreventingMD,
  title={Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in clinical dentistry: strategies to address the mechanisms leading to musculoskeletal disorders.},
  author={Bethany S Valachi and Keith Valachi},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={134 12},
  pages={1604-12}
}
BACKGROUND The authors reviewed studies to identify methods for dental operators to use to prevent the development of musculoskeletal disorders, or MSDs. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED The authors reviewed studies that related to the prevention of MSDs among dental operators. Some studies investigated the relationship between the biomechanics of seated working postures and physiological damage or pain. Other studies suggested that repeated unidirectional twisting of the trunk can lead to low back… CONTINUE READING

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