Cumulative Trauma Disorder

Updated: 29 February 2024

What Does Cumulative Trauma Disorder Mean?

Cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) is an injury to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, often caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, or sustained awkward positions.

It is also known as a repetitive strain injury (RSI).

Insuranceopedia Explains Cumulative Trauma Disorder

Cumulative trauma disorder results from excessive wear and tear on the tendons, muscles, and nerve tissue.

CTD is an ergonomic injury that workers can suffer from as a result of their job duties. It affects workers in both blue collar and white collar fields. Workers affected by CTD as a result of their work can file workers compensation claims.


Repetitive Strain Injury

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