hand-arm vibration syndrome
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hand-arm vibration syndromeWhite 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'),
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
Patients may report intolerance of cold, muscular weakness, tingling sensations, or changes of color in the hand, fingers, or wrist.