EFFECTS OF FREQUENT KNEE BENDING AND OCCUPATION RELATED RISK FACTORS WITH KNEE JOINT PATHOLOGIES - A SYSTEMATIC REVIEWJournal: Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation (Vol.8, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2019-07-01
Authors : Munira Mukadam Mahnoor Khursheed;
Page : 4-11
Keywords : Knee Joint; Knee Injuries; Occupations; Risks; Health; Osteoarthritis;
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Knee pathologies are one of the most common musculoskeletal ailments with high rate of prevalence of degenerative knee changes causing functional limitations and participation restriction. Number of occupational exposures has shown positive correlation to Knee OA, associated with varying occupations and their demands. DATABASES AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA The observational studies were searched on the databases MEDLINE, PubMed, Google Scholar, PEDro and Cochrane Library from April to May 2019. It was ensured that all articles were full-text in English language whereas screening was executed on relevant titles and abstracts, evaluated on the basis of occupational hazards/risk factors and its impact on knee joint. RESULTS Number of studies represented varying occupational clusters that lead to certain risks factors according to demand. A positive relationship was indicated between age and Knee OA, along with squatting and knee pain that may results in elevated risk of disability and knee joint pathologies. CONCLUSION It was concluded that occupational exposures involved certain risk factors that may altered the knee joint function and increases the risk of Knee OA for future.
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