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Acute vibration exposure shifts the current perception threshold of AB fibers in a rat tail model of vibration.
Proceedings of the first American conference on human vibration, June 5-7, 2006, Morgantown, West Virginia. Dong R, Krajnak K, Wirth O, Wu J, eds. Morgantown: WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2006-140, 2006 Jun; :59-60
Occupational exposure to hand-arm vibration through the use of powered hand tools can result in reductions in tactile sensitivity, grip strength and manual dexterity. In fact, even acute exposures to vibration cause shifts in vibrotactile thresholds in exposed fingers. Although reductions in tactile sensitivity after acute vibration exposures are transient, cellular changes associated with this shift in sensitivity could lead to the more permanent reductions in tactile sensitivity that are a common symptom of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).
Vibration; Vibration-disease; Vibration-control; Vibration-effects; Vibration-exposure; Hand-injuries; Neurovascular-disorders; Hand-tools; Power-tools
Dong R; Krajnak K; Wirth O; Wu J
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Proceedings of the first American conference on human vibration, June 5-7, 2006, Morgantown, West Virginia
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