Upper limb disorders

This guideline offers evidence-based advice on the management of upper limb
disorders in the workplace.

The term ‘upper limb disorders’ covers a large number of musculoskeletal conditions that affect the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist or hand. These are common conditions in adults of working age: while some are well defined with accepted diagnostic criteria, recognised risk factors and well-established medical management, other conditions such as non-specific arm pain are less well defined.

It is intended to be of use to employers, employees, occupational health and other interested parties involved in the workplace management of workers with upper limb disorders.

Full guidelines (2009)

Healthcare professionals leaflet (2009)

Employers leaflet (2009)

Employees leaflet (2009)

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