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.
The most common tools causing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) are pneumatic tools, such as grinders, drills, fettling tools, jackhammers, riveting guns, impact wrenches, and chainsaws.
The Stockholm Workshop Scale for the Classification of Sensorineural Effects of the Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome Stages Symptoms 0SN Exposed to vibration but no symptoms 1SN Intermittent numbness with or without tingling 2SN Intermittent or persistent numbness, reduced sensory perception 3SN Intermittent or persistent numbness, reduced tactile discrimination or manipulative dexterity or both NOTE: The sensorineural stage is to be established for each hand.
Sensorineural stages of the hand-arm vibration syndrome.
Laboratory tests for the evaluation of hand-arm vibration syndrome.
The use of objective tests as an aid to the assessment of hand-arm vibration syndrome by the Stockholm classification.
Brammer AJ, Taylor W, Lundborg G: Sensorineural stages of the hand-arm vibration syndrome.