Chapter 31. Work-Related Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders

  1. Gavriel Salvendy Ph.D. Chair, Professor, and Head of the Department4,5
  1. Carolyn M. Sommerich Associate Professor1,
  2. W. S. Marras Honda Professor and Director2 and
  3. Waldemar Karwowski Professor and Director3

Published Online: 28 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470048204.ch31

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Sommerich, C. M., Marras, W. S. and Karwowski, W. (2006) Work-Related Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470048204.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 5

    Tsinghua University Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Industrial, Welding and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1971 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, USA

  2. 2

    Biodynamics Laboratory, The Ohio State University, 1971 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, USA

  3. 3

    Center for Industrial Ergonomics, University of Louisville, Lutz Hall, Room 445, Warnock Street, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471449171

Online ISBN: 9780470048207

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Keywords:

  • work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD);
  • carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS);
  • balance theory-based model

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Concepts and Characteristics

  • Anatomy of the Upper Extremity

  • Causation Models for Development of Disorders

  • Quantitative Models for Control of Disorders

  • Ergonomics Efforts to Control Disorders

  • Summary

  • References