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Vibration-white foot in a worker with direct vibration exposure to the feet.
Thompson-A; Eger-T; Krajnak-K; House-R
Can Acoust 2011 Feb; 39(2):28-29
The acute and chronic effects of segmental vibration exposure to the hands are well documented (Noel 2000). Chronic exposure to hand-transmitted vibration results in hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), a disorder consisting of vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal pathology in the upper extremities. That a condition analogous to HAVS might occur in the feet after segmental lower-extremity vibration exposure is biologically plausible though not well studied; the presented case (Thompson et al., 2010) represents the first published report on this topic in the English language literature, with only one other case report in a non English journal (Tingsgard et al., 1994).
Biodynamics; Biological-effects; Biological-factors; Biomechanical-modeling; Biomechanics; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Hand-tools; Injury-prevention; Laboratory-techniques; Mathematical-models; Measurement-equipment; Physiological-effects; Physiological-measurements; Physiological-response; Quantitative-analysis; Statistical-analysis; Tools; Vasomotor-system; Vasomotor-system-disorders; Vibration; Vibration-effects; Vibration-exposure; Author Keywords: Machine vibrations; Occupational diseases; Ambient conditions; Cold exposure; Cold stress; Hand-arm vibration syndrome; Room temperature; Vibration exposure; Wave forms
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