Sindrome del tunnel carpale: malattia professionaleo patologia correlata al lavoro?

Guido Lacca, Diego Picciotto, Calogera Colaianni, Calogero Infurna Buscarino, Francesca Faragone, Morena Fiordispina, Stefania La Bua

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[automatically translated] Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most frequent compression neuropathy of the upper limb, creating entrapment of the median nerve in the carpal canal. In causing its appearance several factors are involved (previous fractures, chronic trauma, sports, hobbies, household activities). Increasingly, it is known that this disease recognizes as first etiopathogenetic not only repeated flexion-extension of the wrist, but also systemic diseases or physiological conditions (menopause, pregnancy). The carpal tunnel syndrome, if "secondary" is usually seen with the character of bilateral especially in women between 30 and 60 years. Consequently it is essential, in recognition of an STC as an occupational disease, whether the origin is purely professional, that is connected only with the employment, or as otherwise may be considered a pathology associated with the job, caused or aggravated by the convergence of factors and not professional. In our study, we looked at a video terminal sample in order to verify the presence of STC, through the research of subjective symptoms and objective signs, associated or not the presence of a history disendocrinopatie, amyloidosis, mesenchimopatie, chronic renal failure in replacement or conservative therapy, diabetes mellitus, menopause, pregnancy in order to determine whether the work is able to determine a higher incidence and prevalence in certain groups of workers (exposed to the same risk) than the general population.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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