HAVS


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HAVS

Abbreviation for hand arm vibration syndrome.

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.

HAVS

Abbreviation for hand-arm-vibration syndrome.
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