Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD)


Definition - What does Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) mean?

Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) refers to the excessive wear and tear on tendons, sensitive nerve tissue, and muscles caused by overuse for an extended period of time. CTD could develop from improper working position, force, or repetition.

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are caused by repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) or CTDs.

Safeopedia explains Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD)

Cumulative trauma disorder results from incremental strain from activities that do not cause injury on their own, but will over time.

Good ergonomic practices reduce the risk of CTD. These include maintaining a proper posture, using good lifting technique, and poorly set up work stations.

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