Prevalence of early symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome among following dentistry professions: dentists, hygienists, dental mechanics. Questionnaire helped to analyze differences in prevalence of symptoms in those groups, presence of risk factors among workers, habits at work and subjective evaluation of workplace comfort. Findings are that dentists demonstrated such typical symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome as pain, numbness, sensitivity loss at night, weakness, sensitivity loss and pain at daytime. Typical complaints of carpal tunnel syndrome were more frequent among hygienists, more rare in dental mechanics. The symptoms frequency corresponded to age and increased 2-11-fold after 35 years of age. Among dentists, there was correlation between frequency and intensity of symptoms and length of service in specific profession, duration of working day and week, diabetes mellitus, obesity, hand injury and pregnancy, as well as with subjective evaluation of workplace as uncomfortable.
Field of Science*
- 3.2 Clinical medicine
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