Wrist Injury and Dentistry | 89102

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Wrist Injury and Dentistry

Author(s): Dharsan R, Lakshminarayanan Arivarasu*


In dentistry, two of the most commonly reported pain syndromes of the wrist occur in nearly the same area. Easily confused, but of entirely different origin, de Quervain’s disease is a painful inflammation of the tendons in the thumb, whereas osteoarthritis (OA) of the thumb is a degenerative joint process. Both appear frequently among dental professionals, since a primary risk factor is repetitive thumb use. These syndromes can be debilitating, and OA of the thumb can force early retirement, especially among dental hygienists. Therefore it is a good investment in your health to implement early ergonomic prevention strategies.

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