hand-arm vibration syndrome


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Related to hand-arm vibration syndrome: Havs, White Finger Syndrome

hand-arm vibration syndrome

White finger syndrome Occupational medicine A Raynaud-like complex due to cold-induced vasospasm resulting from prolonged use of vibrating hand-held tools At risk Pts Assembly line workers, grinders, mechanics, jack-hammer operators Diagnosis Plethysmography to ID changes in digital blood flow

hand-arm vibration syndrome

(hand'arm'),

HAVS

Injury to the nerves, muscles, and tendons of the wrist and hand due to the repetitive use of vibrating hand tools. Synonym: vibration-induced neuropathy

Symptoms

Patients may report intolerance of cold, muscular weakness, tingling sensations, or changes of color in the hand, fingers, or wrist.

hand-arm vibration syndrome

See VIBRATION-INDUCED DISORDERS.
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A defendant may also try to shift the fault to the worker by producing research showing that cigarette smoking contributes to the severity of hand-arm vibration syndrome.
Vibration-induced injuries have been called secondary Raynaud's phenomenon, in addition to white finger, dead hand, aid hand-arm vibration syndrome.