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Work related upper limb disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17149466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Work related upper limb disorders (WRULDs) are among the most common workers' compensation claims. Their management is a challenge for medical practitioners for a range of reasons. OBJECTIVE: This article describes the common WRULDs and summarises current management strategies. DISCUSSION: The identification and management of WRULDs is complicated by diagnostic, aetiological and therapeutic uncertainties. The workers' compensation system further complicates the issue. Despite this, there are useful strategies that medical practitioners can employ to assist patients with upper limb pain in the work environment to alleviate distress, minimise disability and maximise function.
E Michael Shanahan; Peter Jezukaitis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-06     Completed Date:  2007-02-08     Revised Date:  2007-06-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  946-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Flinders University, South Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Musculoskeletal Diseases / therapy*
Occupational Diseases / therapy*
Upper Extremity*
Comment In:
Aust Fam Physician. 2007 May;36(5):296   [PMID:  17536255 ]
Aust Fam Physician. 2007 Mar;36(3):102-3   [PMID:  17361470 ]

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