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Carpet fitter's knee

An overuse condition in people who fit carpets for a living, where knee osteoarthritis occurs at much greater frequency than in the general public.

carpet fitterThere are two contact areas that are vulnerable - where the knee contacts the floor, and where the knee controls the 'kicker'.

In countries where the condition is recognised by the relevant industrial injuries authorities, employers can be taken to task for not providing adequate protection to their carpet-fitter employees. This might include effective knee pads, and adequate training.

Overuse Injury primer

20 Mar, 2013

Problems due to repetitive overuse.


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