Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1987;13(4):367-369    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.2042

Clinical neurological methods in the diagnosis of the hand-arm vibration syndrome.

by Farkkila M

Methods for assessing neurological disturbances in the diagnosis of the hand-arm vibration syndrome are described. The clinical examination should comprise a careful history of symptoms and vibration exposure and a consideration of neurological signs known to be associated with vibration exposure. There is as yet no etiologic diagnostic method for vibration-induced neurological lesions. The best method is a relevant clinical examination as described, in combination with a quantitative assessment of sensory modalities (such as the vibration perception threshold) and an electroneuromyographic test.