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ORIGINAL ARTICLE - EVALUATIVE STUDY
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 325-329

Ergonomics among oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the Indian States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh - An evaluative study


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, GSL Dental College and Hospital, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Uday Kiran Uppada
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_39_20

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Introduction: This study is designed to evaluate the work-related musculoskeletal disorders among oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted to disclose the incidence, location, and intensity of musculoskeletal pain among oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. A questionnaire study was designed. One hundred and fifty-six oral and maxillofacial surgeons participated in the survey working in different centers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Demographic information, type of professional practice, duration of working hours, and posture of working were collected. If occupation-induced musculoskeletal pain was present, its location, intensity, and the preventive measure employed were noted. Results: It was observed that majority of the oral and maxillofacial surgeons were practicing exclusive oral and maxillofacial surgical practice, and they employ both sitting and standing postures to carry out their professional work. Lack of availability of a well-qualified/trained assistant in addition to the lack of sophisticated equipment was noted to be the cause for occupation-induced musculoskeletal disorders. Majority of the participants have lower back pain with a visual analog scale score of 4. The pain occurred more often in younger individuals. It was believed by most of the participants that a good physical exercise in the morning helps prevent such occupation-induced musculoskeletal disorders. Discussion: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons due to their unique work are more prone to muscle imbalances, and hence, ergonomic interventions are essential to maintain optimal health during the course of their professional career.


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