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REVIEW ARTICLE

Ergonomics and its Impact on Musculoskeletal Disorder among Dental Surgeons: A Literature Review

Manali R Srinivasan, Balakrishnan Priyanka, Saravanan Poorni

Keywords : Ergonomics, Musculoskeletal disorder,Dental surgeon

Citation Information : Srinivasan MR, Priyanka B, Poorni S. Ergonomics and its Impact on Musculoskeletal Disorder among Dental Surgeons: A Literature Review. J Oper Dent Endod 2020; 5 (1):12-17.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10047-0089

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The word ergonomic in dentistry evolved around mid-20th century. Ergonomics is defined as an integrative knowledge in organizing the labor activity that makes up a job. Due to lack of adequate knowledge about the ergonomic importance and future health issues of poor ergonomic practice, dentistry faces a serious threat. Work-related musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) is one of the major occupational health challenges faced by industrial countries and is major cause of loss of working days and high labor cost. Ergonomics takes into consideration the type of work done and provides a healthy environment for the operator, thereby enhancing the ease of work and preventing work-related MSD. Work-related health issues due to improper posture can be combated by successful application on ergonomics. Thus, by applying the basic principle of ergonomic along with the new trends available in the field of dentistry, one can prevent the development of MSD.


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