|Document ID (ISN)||62163|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Delbianco M., Olivetti G., De Donato S.R., Ricciotti M., Campana A.
||Hand-arm vibration risk and cumulative trauma disorders in the shoe manufacturing industry - A case report
||Rischio da vibrazioni al sistema mano-braccio e cumulative trauma disorders nel settore calzaturiero - Descrizione di un caso clinico [in Italian]|
||July-Aug. 1993, Vol.84, No.4, p.306-310. Illus. 18 ref.
||Report on the case of a woman working in a shoe factory who had been using vibrating tools for five years. Because of paraesthesia in her left hand, she underwent various diagnostic trials that revealed an initial carpal-tunnel syndrome of the left wrist and a homolateral epicondylitis. Measurement of the vibrations transmitted to the hand from the vibrating tool confirmed the probability of a high risk of exposure for the hand-arm system. Such adverse effects are also known as "cumulative trauma disorders". The importance of further studies aimed at estimating the type and degree of exposure to vibrations in shoe manufacturing workers is stressed.
||vibrating tools; shoe industry; repetitive strain injury; vibration
||case study; paraesthesia; epicondylitis; carpal-tunnel syndrome
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Hand and portable tools