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A systematic review of the etiopathogenesis of Kienböck's disease and a critical appraisal of its recognition as an occupational disease related to hand-arm vibration

Stéphane Stahl1, Adelana Santos Stahl2*, Christoph Meisner3, Afshin Rahmanian-Schwarz1, Hans-Eberhard Schaller1 and Oliver Lotter1

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1 Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Center, BG-Trauma Center, Eberhard-Karl University of Tübingen, Schnarrenbergstr. 95, Tübingen, 72076, Germany

2 Department for Plastic Surgery, Marienhospital Stuttgart, Böheimstr. 37, Stuttgart 70199, Germany

3 Department of Medical Biometry, Eberhard-Karl University of Tübingen, Westbahnhofstr. 55, Tübingen, 72070, Germany

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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012, 13:225  doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-225

Published: 21 November 2012

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Appendix. List of analyzed literature with reference, level of evidence and discussed hypothesis (1: author supporting or acknowledging the discussed hypotheses, 2: author refuting the presented hypothesis). The numbers at the bottom represent the sum of articles supporting or acknowledging the discussed hypotheses.

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