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Upper Crossed Syndrome and Dentistry Why the Need for Concern

Volume 1 - Issue 7

S Raja Rajeswari*1, Prem Blaisie Rajula1, Triveni M Gowda2, Tarun AB Kumar2, PL Ravi Shankar1, and Dhoom Singh Mehta2

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    • 1Department of Periodontics, SRM Kattankulathur Dental College, SRM University, India
    • 2Department of Periodontics, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, India

    *Corresponding author: S Raja Rajeswari, Department of Periodontics, SRM Kattankulathur Dental College, SRM University, India

Received: November 29, 2017;   Published: December 05, 2017

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000567

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Occupational hazard plays a detrimental role in influencing the quality and quantity of work of dental health care personnel. Basic understanding of the same is essential in terms of improved productivity and progress. Among the work related health concerns, musculoskeletal disorders are perhaps the most common and debilitating. Dentists are prone for improper posture and associated muscle strain. Upper crossed syndrome is an incorrect posture associated musculoskeletal condition with high prevalence. This review article will brief on upper crossed syndrome and its implications in dental workforce, with focus on precautionary and therapeutic measures.

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