Analisi posturale e biomeccanica della modellazione di barre metalliche in un'officina ortopedica

Translated title of the contribution: Modelling metallic bars in an orthopaedic laboratory: Postural and biomechanical analysis

F. Draicchio, A. Miccio, S. Mari, A. Silvetti, F. Forzano, A. Ranavolo

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Abstract

Aim ofthis work is to assess, with an objective technique (i.e. surface electromyography), the upper limb biomechanical load in workers specialized in manufacturing of orthopedic prostheses. We considered two different working configurations (workstation height at 105 and 110 cm) and three different materials to be modeled (aluminum, steel and titanium). Our results showed significant differences between aluminum/steel and titanium bars. As regards the working configurations, we found differences in the muscle activation patterns between the two heights, with an increased exertion of the shoulder muscles at 110 cm with respect to 105.

Translated title of the contributionModelling metallic bars in an orthopaedic laboratory: Postural and biomechanical analysis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume34
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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