Clinical practice guidelines for the management of rotator cuff syndrome in the workplace


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A rigorous methodology for searching, appraising and grading evidence

Clinical practice guidelines for the management of rotator cuff syndrome in the workplace
In developed countries, managing rotator cuff syndrome in the workplace presents significant challenges for health care providers and industry employers. Rotator cuff syndrome can substantially affect a person’s health and functioning with pain and/or weakness arising from the injury often restricting a person’s ability to carry out their daily activities and to work. Rotator cuff syndrome frequently results in lost productivity and significant financial costs for industry and employers.

It is therefore imperative that appropriate evidence-based management of rotator cuff syndrome is adopted to enhance functioning and minimise negative outcomes for affected individuals, their families and the workplace. The guidelines have been developed using a rigorous methodology for searching, appraising and grading evidence.

Recommendations have been developed using research evidence in conjunction with a multidisciplinary working party. Flowcharts and resources have been developed to support the use of the guidelines.


 

RACGP endorsed clinical guideline

This guideline is endorsed by the RACGP.
This guideline is published by NHMRC Partnership Centre for Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People