Disturbi muscolo-scheletrici di natura lavorativa negli operatori sanitari dentali. 2 - Prevenzione, strategie ergonomiche e programmi terapeutici

Translated title of the contribution: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in dental health professionals. 2 - Prevention, ergonomic strategies and therapeutic programs

Francesco Sartorio, F. Franchignoni, G. Ferriero, S. Vercelli, L. Odescalchi, D. Augusti, M. Migliario

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Abstract

In dental professionals the risk of developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) can be minimized through a combination of prevention, ergonomic strategies, and specific therapeutic programs. Prevention includes early identification of symptoms, analysis of working posture and activity, and the evaluation of equipment (such as dental instruments, position of the dental unit, patient and operator chairs, and lighting). The ergonomic strategies are based on identifying ate best daily timetable (including periodic pauses) and most efficient team organisation, as well as establishing the correct position that should be held at the patient chair. Finally specific therapeutic programs are very important in preventing or treating WMSD. In fact, fitness exercises such as mobilization, stretching or muscular and cardiovascular training are recognized as fundamental for dental professionals, and when WMSD occurs physiatric care and physical therapy are recommended.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)442-448
Number of pages7
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume27
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

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Tooth
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Dental Instruments
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Lighting
Posture
Therapeutics
Exercise
Equipment and Supplies

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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