hand arm vibration syndrome

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hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS),

a disorder resulting from the use of hand-held vibration tools (for example, pneumatic drills, electric polishers, gas-powered chainsaws). Symptoms consist of: a circulatory disturbance, specifically vasospasm with finger blanching (that is, secondary Raynaud phenomenon); sensorineural changes (numbness and decreased sensitivity), principally limited to the fingers; and various skeletal abnormalities affecting the hand and forearm; may be unilateral or bilateral; initially episodic and triggered by cold exposure, but may ultimately progress and become constant; often carpal tunnel syndrome is associated.
Synonym(s): vibration syndrome
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A Raynaud-like complex due to cold-induced vasospasm resulting from prolonged use of vibrating hand-held tools
At risk patients Assembly line workers, grinders, mechanics, jack-hammer operators
Diagnosis Plethysmography to identify changes in digital blood flow
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Bovenzi, "Exposure-response relationship in the hand-arm vibration syndrome: An overview of current epidemiology research," International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, vol.
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An exciting new addition to the Master Tool Services range is an effective, affordable vibration management system that targets the niche market of personal protective equipment (PPE) for HAVS (hand arm vibration syndrome).
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Since repeated forceful gripping and coupling forces at the interface of the hand-arm system and the vibrating tool can be at risk of developing circulatory, neurological, or musculoskeletal disorders (Griffin and Bovenzi, 2002; NIOSH, 1997) which have been collectively grouped as hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) (Gemne and Taylor, 1983), a bicycle rider can be considered vulnerable to develop vibration related overuse injuries and/or performance diminishing consequences.
The condition is also known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) as the condition can easily affect the rest of the arm.
Melbourne, February 7 ( ANI ): If you constantly check your mobile phone thinking it has vibrated- only to find no one has called, then you are suffering from "Phantom vibration syndrome."
The men, all workers in the gardens and countryside department, ended up suffering with "Hand Arm Vibration syndrome" which results in poor grip, numbness, and acute sensitivity to cold resulting in pain - and the damage is largely irreversible.