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Hip and knee pain: role of occupational factors


Fransen, M and Agaliotis, M and Bridgett, L and Mackey, MG, Hip and knee pain: role of occupational factors, Best Practice and Research in Clinical Rheumatology, 25, (1) pp. 81-101. ISSN 1521-6942 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.berh.2011.01.012


Many people rely economically on occupations involving high loading of the hip or knee joints for lengthy periods, possibly placing them at increased risk of developing chronic pain in these joints. There is a growing body of evidence from large longitudinal cohort studies, case-control studies and population-based surveys that certain occupations, or having work involving considerable heavy lifting, kneeling or squatting, may be associated with increased risk of symptomatic hip or knee osteoarthritis and joint replacement surgery. Only a few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of specific workplace strategies to reduce this risk. Identifying modifiable workplace risk factors and implementing feasible and accessible preventative strategies will be of great public health significance in the next decade.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:hip pain, knee pain, osteoarthritis, occupation, risk factors
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Rheumatology and arthritis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Agaliotis, M (Dr Maria Agaliotis)
ID Code:136618
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:39
Deposited By:Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Deposited On:2020-01-10
Last Modified:2020-04-16

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