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Carpal tunnel syndrome - an occupational hazard facing dentistry.
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PMID:  24074016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The authors wished to evaluate the comprehensive literature on carpal tunnel syndrome to discover work specific to carpal tunnel syndrome among dentists in order to determine whether there is any correlation with dentists having a higher prevalence of its occurrence.
METHODS: A review of dental literature involving carpal tunnel syndrome was undertaken. Details appearing in the literature before 1995 was reviewed in a comprehensive manner and the literature after 1995 were reviewed electronically.
RESULTS: The prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome is higher in dental professionals involved in various aspects of dental specialties.
CONCLUSIONS: Abnormal postures, including muscle imbalances, muscle necrosis, trigger points, hypomobile joints, nerve compression and spinal disk herniation or degeneration may result in serious detrimental physiological changes in the body. These changes often result in pain, injury or possible neuroskeletal disorders.
CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Dentists have an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome and precautions and care should be exercised to prevent detrimental irreversible changes occurring.
Sagar Abichandani; Saquib Shaikh; Ramesh Nadiger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-5-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  International dental journal     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0020-6539     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Dent J     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-9-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374714     Medline TA:  Int Dent J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  230-236     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 FDI World Dental Federation.
Prosthodontics, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad, India.
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