Objective tests exist to aid diagnosis of hand-arm vibration syndrome

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7065.1148 (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1148
  1. I J Lawson,
  2. K L Mcgeoch
  1. Regional medical officer Rolls-Royce, PO Box 31, Derby DE24 8BJ
  2. Senior medical officer Mitsui Babcock Energy, Renfrew PA4 8DJ

    EDITOR,—We were pleased that the hand-arm vibration syndrome is included in the ABC of Work Related Disorders but would like to point out some of the more recent developments in the diagnosis of this syndrome.1 C M Jones rightly states that there is no single diagnostic test. The role of laboratory diagnostics such as cold provocation testing, measurement of …

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