Msd Assignment

Chapter 1: introduction       1.1 Background       1.2 Aim and Objective       1.3 Resume of the client       1.4 Order of care study | Page 2-44-555 |   |
Chapter 2 2.1 Client profile2.2 Pathophysiology 2.3 Pathology of acute inflammation 2.4 Mechanism of acute pain | 5-77-88-1111-13 | |
Chapter 3 3.1   Assessment of fitness to work |   13-17 | |
Chapter 44.1 Conclusion and recommendations | 18-19 | |
References | 20-23 | |
Appendices Appendix 1: job descriptionsAppendix 2: OH referral Appendix 3: fitness to work frameworkAppendix 4: Prescribed analgesia (Gloria)Appendix 5: physiotherapy letter     | 2425262728 | |

Chapter 1
1.0 Introduction
      1.1 Background
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) are one of the main reasons patients’ attend local General Practitioners (GP) and Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments. MSD’s can have significant effect on a workplace, productivity and employment. However, early intervention, right diagnosis and treatment can expedite an early return to work and reduce adverse effects or escalation to other problems (Bevan 2007). According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) (2009) “About 20% of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders affect the lower limbs.  In 2009/10 an estimated 94,000 people in Britain who had worked in the last 12 months suffered from Lower Limbs Disorder caused or made worse by their work”.
Cox et al (2007), state that “Most morbidity in the working population arises from acute soft tissue or bony injury” and in 2005 -2006 over 1 million work-related sicknesses were caused by Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD).
The Equality Act (2010) places responsibility on employees and employers to evaluate the impact of physical health on safety and performance at work and make reasonable adjustment were appropriate (Oakley 2008).
MSD may develop or attributed to be working while maintaining an awkward posture or being unbalanced, performing manual handling and sustaining soft...