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Hand arm vibration syndrome

The hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a collection of disorders caused by hand-transmitted vibration:

Vibration induced white finger (VWF)

Diagnosis of HAVS:

Vascular tests:

  1. Finger systolic blood pressures
  2. Rewarming time after cold provocation

Neurological tests:

  1. Clinical tactile threshold tests
  2. Thermal thresholds
  3. Vibrotactile thresholds
  4. Nerve conductive velocity

Musculoskeletal function:

  1. Finger dexterity
  2. Hand grip force

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