Repetitive strain injury - Definition

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Occupational diseases are a class of diseases caused by the work done by a person at the workplace and whose costs can be covered by the various sickness funds. Different categories of occupational diseases exist, such as musculoskeletal diseases. They are defined as "periarticular disorders caused by certain gestures and postures at work." Most often, these diseases are tendinitis related to repetitive movements. They mainly affect the shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, knee, ankle, or foot.