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Epigastric and umbilical hernia; work relatedness and return to work

(2013) Epigastric and umbilical hernia; work relatedness and return to work. Iranian Journal of Public Health.

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Abstract

Abdominal wall hernia is common but reliable scientific data about its work relatedness is very limited and inconsistent. In this paper, a less common type of abdominal wall hernia in a 30 year old male worker is presented with recurrence after first surgery when he returned to work. In contrast with almost all kinds of hernia, a lifelong limitation for heavy lifting was recommended. It seems that contrary to popular belief, work relatedness of abdominal wall hernia is seriously doubtful, although conclusive evidences are not enough. It is preferable to make decisions cautiously for return to heavy duties of work after surgery of large umbilical, umbilical & epigastric or incisional hernia, while avoiding recommendations for long days off work after surgery of any hernia.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: Abdominal wall hernia; Fitness; Work relatedness
Subjects: WI Digestive System > WI 900-970 Abdominal Cavity
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5144

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