1632 Comparison of diagnostic criteria for occupational upper extremity disorders between countries

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Abstract

The aim of this Special Session is to exchange detailed exposure and diagnostic criteria for work-related upper extremity disorders.

Countries have different criteria, definitions and acceptance of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. This session will compare differences on seven common upper extremity disorders: Trapezius Myalgia (Cervalgia), Rotator Cuff Tear, Epicondylitis, DeQuervain’s Disease, Trigger Finger, Wrist Tendonitis, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Each presenter will discuss required relevant work exposure and diagnostic criteria. In addition the legal and social insurance decision process will be briefly discussed. When available, country-wide occupational incidence of the disorders will also be presented. In final 20 min the audience will be invited to comment on the presentations from the perspective of the experience in their country.

1FS Violante, 2,3Ira Madan, 4A Descatha, 5EB Ochsmann, 6S Horie, 7D Rempel

1Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

2Arthritis Research UK/MRC Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work, Southampton University, UK

3Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

4AP-HP University Versailles St-Quentin INSERM, Garches, France

5Luebeck Institute of Occupational Health, University of Luebeck, Germany

6Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan

7Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, USA

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