This guide offers computer users who suffer from repetitive strain injury (RSI) an effective program for self-care. It explains the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of RSIs and also addresses the often-overlooked root causes of RSIs. This holistic program treats the entire upper body with ergonomics, exercise, and hands-on therapy, increasing the likelihood that surgery and drugs may be avoided.
Release on 2017-07-16 | by Scott F. M. Duncan,Ryosuke Kakinoki
Challenges and Complications
Author: Scott F. M. Duncan,Ryosuke Kakinoki
Practical and user-friendly, this text provides the orthopedic and hand surgeon with all the essential information for diagnosing and treating carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and other median neuropathies of the hand and wrist, with special emphasis on challenges and complications. Organized to allow for easy searching of specific subject matter, opening chapters discuss anatomy of the median nerve, history and pathophysiology of CTS, clinical presentation and diagnosis, including imaging, and severity scoring. Presentation of various treatment strategies follows, both non-operative and surgical, including open and endoscopic techniques and revision surgery, incomplete release, transection, use of the reverse radial forearm flap, vein wrap, synovial wrap, and microneurolysis. Other median neuropathies are discussed as well, including neuromas and stimulation for chronic median nerve pain. Generously illustrated, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Related Median Neuropathies is a valuable resource for orthopedic and hand surgeons on the evaluation and treatment of complications and complexities arising from carpal tunnel syndrome and surgery.
Release on 2001-05-24 | by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Human-Systems Integration,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Panel on Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace
Low Back and Upper Extremities
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Human-Systems Integration,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Panel on Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace
Pubpsher: National Academies Press
Category: Business & Economics
Every year workers' low-back, hand, and arm problems lead to time away from jobs and reduce the nation's economic productivity. The connection of these problems to workplace activities-from carrying boxes to lifting patients to pounding computer keyboards-is the subject of major disagreements among workers, employers, advocacy groups, and researchers. Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace examines the scientific basis for connecting musculoskeletal disorders with the workplace, considering people, job tasks, and work environments. A multidisciplinary panel draws conclusions about the likelihood of causal links and the effectiveness of various intervention strategies. The panel also offers recommendations for what actions can be considered on the basis of current information and for closing information gaps. This book presents the latest information on the prevalence, incidence, and costs of musculoskeletal disorders and identifies factors that influence injury reporting. It reviews the broad scope of evidence: epidemiological studies of physical and psychosocial variables, basic biology, biomechanics, and physical and behavioral responses to stress. Given the magnitude of the problem-approximately 1 million people miss some work each year-and the current trends in workplace practices, this volume will be a must for advocates for workplace health, policy makers, employers, employees, medical professionals, engineers, lawyers, and labor officials.
Explains how Carpal Tunnel Syndrome--nerve damage in the wrists from performing repetitive tasks--is developed; how computer users, assembly-line workers, and others can reduce the risk of injury; how to recognize symptoms; and more.
No matter what age you are 3-70], from the cyber athlete playing games on mom's cell phone, portable and in-home game stations, to the person who puts in a 12-hour work day on a computer and many other occupations that perform repetitive work; you can be affected with repetitive strain injury of the arm, wrist and hand. In just fifteen minutes a day you can prevent and maintain healthy muscles, relieve pain and numbness using the Montgomery Method . In this book Kate Montgomery teaches her twelve-step method for the alignment of the upper body, massage and acupressure techniques, stretches, and how to set up an ergonomic workstation so you can work safely and pain free. If practiced regularly, it will prevent the return of symptoms. This book and the Montgomery Method will show you how to: Self-assess your symptoms Improve your grip strength Relieve muscle tension in the upper body Increase your flexibility and mobility Take control of your health now
The Wrist: Diagnosis and Operative Treatment, Second Edition is the most comprehensive text and reference on diagnosis and treatment of wrist disorders. Written by world-renowned experts from the Mayo Clinic and other leading institutions, this definitive text covers examination techniques for the wrist and diagnosis and treatment of fractures, dislocations, carpal instability, distal radius injuries, rheumatoid problems, soft tissue disorders, and developmental problems. The treatment chapters provide extensive coverage of current surgical techniques. More than 3,000 illustrations complement the text. This thoroughly updated Second Edition has many new contributors, including several international wrist investigators. New chapters cover wrist outcome assessment scores; treatment subtypes for carpal instability (tenodesis/capsulodesis and intercarpal fusions); denervation procedures; acute and chronic instability of the distal radioulnar joint; and evaluation and treatment of axial forearm instability (Essex-Lopresti lesion). A companion website includes the fully searchable text and an image bank.
Discusses the various aspects of carpal tunnel syndrome, including causes, therapy, ergonomics, and occupational factors. Describes the results of research done by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Gives full descriptions of common cumulative trauma disorders and the types of jobs implicated. Checklists for worksites and their risk factors for trauma disorders. Also provides ideas for preventing trauma disorders. Fully illustrated with diagrams and photos of the human body which show how the disease can affect a person.
Release on 2012-10-29 | by S. Terry Canale,James H. Beaty
Author: S. Terry Canale,James H. Beaty
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, by Drs. S. Terry Canale and James H. Beaty, continues to define your specialty, guiding you through when and how to perform every state-of-the-art procedure that's worth using. With hundreds of new procedures, over 7,000 new illustrations, a vastly expanded video collection, and new evidence-based criteria throughout, it takes excellence to a new level...because that is what your practice is all about. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Achieve optimal outcomes with step-by-step guidance on today's full range of procedures from Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics - the most trusted and widely used resource in orthopedic surgery - authored by Drs. S. Terry Canale, James H. Beaty, and 42 other authorities from the world-renowned Campbell Clinic. Access the complete contents online with regular updates, view all the videos, and download all the illustrations at www.expertconsult.com. See how to proceed better than ever before with 45 surgical videos demonstrating hip revision, patellar tendon allograft preparation, open reduction internal fixation clavicle fracture, total shoulder arthroplasty, total elbow arthroplasty, and more - plus over 7,000 completely new step-by-step illustrations and photos commissioned especially for this edition. Make informed clinical choices for each patient, from diagnosis and treatment selection through post-treatment strategies and management of complications, with new evidence-based criteria throughout. Utilize the very latest approaches in hip surgery including hip resurfacing, hip preservation surgery, and treatment of hip pain in the young adult; and get the latest information on metal-on-metal hips so you can better manage patients with these devices. Improve your total joint arthroplasty outcomes by reviewing the long-term data for each procedure; and consider the pros and cons of new developments in joint implant technology, including "customized" implants and their effect on patient outcomes. Implement new practices for efficient patient management so you can accommodate the increasing need for high-quality orthopaedic care in our aging population.