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What’s the Bottom Line on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on July 17, 2015

Dr. David Rempel is a Professor of Medicine at the University of CA. He is one of the most important USA researchers in upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders (CTD) in our time. Dr. Rempel’s presentation at ERGOX 2015 focused on the latest research on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).

Dr. Rempel discussed “Big Ergo”, a large prospective study spanning from 2001-2011 focusing on the causation of distal upper extremity (UE) CTD including CTS, wrist tendonitis, elbow tendinitis and rotator cuff disorders in a production/manufacturing setting.

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What’s the Bottom Line on Lower Back Disorders?

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on July 11, 2015

Dr. Marras presented his latest research on lower back disorders at ERGOX 2015. He is the Executive Director Scientific Director of the Spine Research Institute, and a Professor at Ohio State University. His research is centered on understanding the role of biomechanics in spine disorder causation and its role in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of spine disorders.

Lower back disorders are the #1 disability worldwide, costing more than cancer with over 100 million lost time work days. Lower back is typically over-treated, with approximately 50% of all surgeries performed on the lower back unsuccessful, 80-90% lower back conditions are misdiagnosed, costing millions of dollars in failed surgeries.

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