Subject: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine | Study Protocol | Musculoskeletal disorders | Tennis elbow | Shoulder pain | Occupational health | Repetitive and forceful movements
Background The prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in the shoulder, arm and hand is high among slaughterhouse workers, allegedly due to the highly repetitive and forceful exposure of these body regions during work. Work disability is a common consequence of these pains. ... View more
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