The effects of repeated mechanical trauma in the meat industry Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Occupational Diseases

abstract

  • Meat handlers are more prone to traumatic hand lesions and wound infections than most other occupational groups. This paper deals with the carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which is thought to be a major occupationally related condition affecting thousands of workers engaged in repetitive hand motion tasks. The literature reveals a high prevalence of CTS among meat handlers. Additional epidemiological research is needed. Further, it is important to educate workers about the signs, symptoms, and causes of CTS.

publication date

  • December 1985

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 4073036

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 375

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 8

number

  • 4-5