Abstract
An: 2011, Nr.2, Articol Nr. 10
Title: 

CLINICAL, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT ASPECTS IN HAND ARM VIBRATION SYNDROME

Authors: 

      F. Mitu, Maria Magdalena Leon, Andreea Roxana Florescu - “Gr.T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iaşi, Department of Medical Semiology
      CLINICAL, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT ASPECTS IN HAND ARM VIBRATION SYNDROME (Abstract): Exposure to hand arm vibration may result in a range of health effects collectively known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome or HAVS. HAVS consists of a combination of peripheral neurological, vascular and musculoskeletal signs and symptoms primarily occupational Raynaud disease and digital polyneuropathy. Occupational Raynaud’s syndrome is a condition associated with the use of vibrating tools or from materials being held against a vibrating surface that occurs mainly to man. Anyone who regulary and frequently is exposed to high levels of vibration can suffer permanent injury. Diagnosis is based on symptoms and exposure history, examination and testing. A comprehensive physical examination is recommended, with a focus on vascular and peripheral neurological status. There are no „gold standard” objective tests for HAVS. Treatment is directed to removal from all exposure and use of measures to increase peripheral circulation and compensate the sensory lost.
Key words: HAND ARM VIBRATION SYNDROME, NEUROLOGICAL SIGN, OCCUPATIONAL
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