EJMCR. 2020; 4(6): 198-201

Work-related upper limb disorder and cervical stenosis

Authors: Khalid Hamad Al Harbi, Lubna Tabassum, Naureen Kanwal Satti.

ABSTRACT

Background: This is an account of a patient working in an ophthalmology clinic in a tertiary care hospital, Riyadh, who initially presented with work-related musculoskeletal disorder of the upper limb. The primary complaint was pain in the right shoulder and arm for the past 6 months. She was diagnosed with tenosynovitis of the upper limb on the first presentation, but later investigations revealed cervical stenosis. Case Presentation: A 42-year-old Indian female nurse, working in ophthalmology outpatient clinic at a university hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, presented with the complaints of pain in the right shoulder and arm for the past 6 months. She was transferred to another area with less work load and reduced exposure to occupational work manual exertion and sustained awkward exposure. The symptoms improved after 6 months of her transfer to the current unit. Conclusion: Although the initial symptoms were in favor of work-related upper limb musculoskeletal disorder, the nature of symptoms led to extensive workup, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnosis of cervical stenosis, and referral to orthopedics and neurology for further management.

Keywords:
Work-related musculoskeletal injury, cervical stenosis, disc herniation, upper limb pain, case report


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Work-related upper limb disorder and cervical stenosis


Authors
Khalid Hamad Al Harbi
Consultant Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Lubna Tabassum
Specialist Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Naureen Kanwal Satti
Specialist pediatrics, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Lubna Tabassum, Specialist Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; drlubna.2007@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 09 Dec 2019
Accepted 18 May 2020
Published online 23 Jun 2020
Published in print 09 Jul 2020

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Harbi KHA, Tabassum L, Satti NK. Work-related upper limb disorder and cervical stenosis. EJMCR. 2020; 4(6): 198-201. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1574593309


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Harbi KHA, Tabassum L, Satti NK. Work-related upper limb disorder and cervical stenosis. EJMCR. 2020; 4(6): 198-201. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1574593309


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Harbi KHA, Tabassum L, Satti NK. Work-related upper limb disorder and cervical stenosis. EJMCR. (2020), [cited August 14, 2020]; 4(6): 198-201. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1574593309


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Harbi, K. H. A., Tabassum, . L. & Satti, . N. K. (2020) Work-related upper limb disorder and cervical stenosis. EJMCR, 4 (6), 198-201. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1574593309


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Harbi, Khalid Hamad Al, Lubna Tabassum, and Naureen Kanwal Satti. 2020. Work-related upper limb disorder and cervical stenosis. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (6), 198-201. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1574593309


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Harbi, Khalid Hamad Al, Lubna Tabassum, and Naureen Kanwal Satti. "Work-related upper limb disorder and cervical stenosis." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 198-201. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1574593309


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Harbi, Khalid Hamad Al, Lubna Tabassum, and Naureen Kanwal Satti. "Work-related upper limb disorder and cervical stenosis." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.6 (2020), 198-201. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1574593309


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Harbi, K. H. A., Tabassum, . L. & Satti, . N. K. (2020) Work-related upper limb disorder and cervical stenosis. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (6), 198-201. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1574593309


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