Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Salinas-Tovar S, Lozada MM, López-Rojas P, Hernández-Leyva B, López-Marmolejo A
Lumbar sprain by labour accident in chemical industry and in workers affiliated at the Mexican Security Social System 1995-1997. Mexico City
Acta Ortop Mex 2000; 14 (1)

Language: Español
References: 27
Page: 91-95
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In 1997, a whole of 501,293 workers affiliated to our Social Security System had some kind of labor-related accident. In 341,551 cases, accidents occurred while being in their working areas and in 79,871 did occur in transit to or from their working areas. A series of 33,785 out of the total, had lumbar sprain which mans 8%. This is one of the first 10 causes of temporary inability in our country. A tendency to an increase in days-off for chemical industry workers as a result of lumbar sprain was 50% higher in relationship to the remaining affiliate workers, however no difference in frequency of lumbar sprain was found between both groups.

Key words: occupational medicine, pain, lumbarspine, backpain, accident.


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