Overuse Syndrome in Musicians

Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Apr;32(4):475-9. doi: 10.1007/s10067-013-2198-2. Epub 2013 Feb 8.

Abstract

Overuse syndromes of the upper limb are common in musicians. This reflects the long hours spent playing. Possible pathological causes are discussed as well as the ergonomic patterns of playing required of some instruments and other anatomical factors that predispose.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomechanical Phenomena / physiology
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / etiology*
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / physiopathology
  • Ergonomics
  • Humans
  • Musculoskeletal System / injuries
  • Musculoskeletal System / physiopathology
  • Music*
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology*
  • Occupational Diseases / physiopathology
  • Upper Extremity / injuries*
  • Upper Extremity / physiopathology