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...that is misunderstood and misdiagnosed

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6923.269b (Published 22 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:269
  1. M Hutson
  1. Department of Accident and Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Nottingham University Hospital, Nottingham NG1 6GR.

    EDITOR,- Peter Brooks's editorial on repetitive strain injury1 promotes the contemporary Australian view of this condition, which is based on the apparent reduction of the epidemic of the condition after the denial of its existence. Arguments have been propounded, largely on semantic grounds, that an injury does not result from repetitive use of the arm. Instead it is conceded that pain occurs inthe workplace and endemic work related musculoskeletal syndromes remain, yet …

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