In addition to the risk associated with his profession, the dental surgeon seems to be exposed to the scourge represented by musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Identify the risk factors for MSDs in active military dental surgeons and specify the work situations that may contribute to their appearance in order to propose appropriate ergonomic corrective measures for their prevention.
Semi-quantitative study, conducted at the military polyclinic of dental surgery of Greater Tunis, by observation of the biomechanical constraints during 3 different dental acts. The analysis and interpretation of the results were carried out by the ERGOROM software.
Dental extraction, endodontic treatment and treatment of dental caries were studied. The restrictive postures, the repetitiveness, the contractions in isometry of the shoulders and the bad position of work emerged as risk factors of MSDs common to all dentists. The neck flexed more than 40 degrees or extended 95% to 63% …