Re: Microtomes and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

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     If you go to the Histotech's Portal ( under the section
     Peggy's Link to Histology Resources on the WWW one catagory is
     Repetitive Motion Disorder and Latex Allergies.  It looks like this
     section is from Leica's web site  and it lists articles and ways to
     prevent the problem.
     We sell more of our motorized microtomes for health reasons than for
     cutting of hard tissue.  So this is a big problem for employers who
     can't afford to pay when an employee is on disablity.

     Evanne Maher, Carl Zeiss Histology Products

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Subject: Microtomes and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Author:  christine lee <> at Internet
Date:    1/16/99 1:10 PM

A few years ago I was aware of debate in histology laboratories regarding
the repeditive stress injuries caused by continued use of microtomes, but
didn't keep any of the relevant literature. Can anyone refere me to relevant
literature or websites, or is there anyone who has suffered any repeditive
strain injuries.
I would love to hear from you so I can convince our pathologists that it
does exist. Thanks.

Christine Lee

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