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Document ID (ISN)61567
CIS number 94-379
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Agnesi R., Dal Vecchio L., Todros A., Sparta S., Valentini F.
Title Ulnar nerve neuropathy of the elbow in female column sewing machine operators in the shoe manufacturing industry - Case report and follow-up
Original title Neuropatia del nervo ulnare a livello del gomito in addette all'uso di macchine per cucire a colonna - Casistica e follow-up [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 1993, Vol.84, No.2, p.147-161. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Case study of 15 young sewing machine operators who developed ulnar nerve neuropathy. The condition was attributed to trauma due to incorrect work posture (resting of the elbows on the work table). Timely treatment, regular medical check-ups and the adoption of correct work posture are recommended as remedial measures.
Descriptors (primary) sewing machines; ergonomics; ulnar nerve; shoe industry; diseases of peripheral nervous system
Descriptors (secondary) work posture; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Footwear, leather and fur industry