A prospective study was performed on 108 consecutive cases of industrial hand injuries in Saudi Arabia to highlight predisposing factors to injury.
Traumatic amputations and fractures of the radial three digits were the commonest injuries.
Eighty patients (74%) worked for more than 8 hours per day, which is against Saudi labour law.
Only 5% of the injured workers had similar jobs previously or formal training prior to employment.
The majority (81%) admitted that safety measures were not being followed at the time of injury.
Ten workers (9%) had a previous history of industrial hand injury.
It was concluded that strict implementation of safety measures and Saudi labour law, proper training of employees, and the development of agencies for the prevention of occupational accidents would be important in the prevention of industrial hand injuries in Saudi Arabia.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Main, Homme, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Facteur risque, Symptomatologie, Membre supérieur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Main pathologie, Muscle strié pathologie, Nerf périphérique pathologie, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Hand, Human, Epidemiology, Incidence, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Risk factor, Symptomatology, Upper limb, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Disease of the hand, Striated muscle disease, Peripheral nerve disease, Skin disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0234144
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 11/06/1997.