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Document ID (ISN)104741
CIS number 06-229
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de mÚdecine interprofessionnelle
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lacombe A.M.
Title Job study of an accompanying pianist highlighting the usefulness and limitations of occupational health services
Original title Etude du poste de pianiste accompagnatrice ou utilitÚ et limites du service de santÚ au travail [in French]
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.45, No.2, p.175-178. 4 ref.
Abstract A female accompanying pianist employed in a music school developed a tingling sensation in her right hand, followed by a loss of strength and sensitivity in the hand and arm. She was diagnosed with a disc hernia for which she was operated. She recovered and resumed her occupation. She later developed the same symptoms and a disc hernia was again diagnosed. Not willing to undergo a second operation, she applied for occupational disease compensation, which was rejected. She appealed against the decision and contacted an occupational physician who carried out a detailed job study, as a result of which the occupational nature of her disorder was recognized. Details of the ergonomic evaluation are outlined.
Descriptors (primary) work posture; disc lesions; ergonomic evaluation; musicians; job study
Descriptors (secondary) case study; medical examinations; rehabilitation; France
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Entertainment services and sports
Work posture