hand-arm vibration syndrome


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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
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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.

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hand-arm vibration syndrome

See VIBRATION-INDUCED DISORDERS.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Hand-arm vibration syndrome should be distinguished from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which may have similar symptomatology but requires different treatments.
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.
Sensorineural stages of the hand-arm vibration syndrome. Scand J Work Environ Health 1987; 13:279-83.
Laboratory tests for the evaluation of hand-arm vibration syndrome. Proceedings of the 6th international conference on hand-arm vibration.
The use of objective tests as an aid to the assessment of hand-arm vibration syndrome by the Stockholm classification.