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Musculoskeletal pain in dental hygiene is a worldwide problem

Another study, conducted by Hayes, Cockrell, and Smith, found that: 69.5% of U.S. dental professionals reported pain in the wrist and hand region with 44.2% experiencing carpel tunnel syndrome; 68.5% reported that they experienced symptoms in the neck region; and 60% reported shoulder pain. Hayes et al. also noted that Swedish dental hygienists reported an even higher complaint of shoulder pain of 81%. This finding suggests that musculoskeletal pain in dental hygiene is a worldwide problem.

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