RESIKO JENIS PEKERJAAN DENGAN KEJADIAN CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME (CTS)

  • Yunita RM Berliana Sitompul
Keywords: CTS, high risk workers, tailors

Abstract

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one type of occupational disease caused by repetitive movements and awkward positions that persist for a long time, the median nerve in the wrist becomes depressed causing symptoms such as numbness, tingling and pain. The aim of the study was to find employment relations with CTS by extracting a literature review related to CTS risk with work. The method is by searching scientific article relation between CTS with work from 1997 to 2016 through Google scholar and other sources. Research by Lazuardi AI on high-risk wrist workers reported CTS prevalence between 5,6% and 15%, while Astrina Aulia’s found 65,2%. One job that does a lot of static activities with repetitive movements is tailor. It can be concluded that the causes and phatogenesis of CTS are still unclear. Several theories have been proposed to explain the symptoms and disorders of nerve conduction studies, the most popular of wich are mechanical compression, microvascular insufficiency and vibration theory.
Published
2019-06-19
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