Top Journals In Musculoskeletal Disorders

Work related musculoskeletal disorders are an important occupational health issue among all health care workers. Work related musculoskeletal disorders is a collective and descriptive term for the symptoms caused or aggravated by work and characterized by discomfort, impairment, disability or persistent pain. Consequences of Work related musculoskeletal disorders among professional nurses are increased number of sick days per year, premature retirement and poor health. The lower back has been identified as the most vulnerable anatomical site of Work related musculoskeletal disorders among the nursing fraternity. The most vulnerable anatomical site of Work related musculoskeletal disorders were; vertebral column, followed by shoulders, neck, knee, ankles/feet, wrist, thighs and elbow. Further stratification of the prevalence of the vertebral column revealed the lower back to most susceptible to Work related musculoskeletal disorders followed by the neck, upper back and pelvic complex. A collaboration set up recently with 100 international societies would provide a window to wider knowledge-base of worldwide open access health-related information.

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