Repetitive strain injury patients have vibration loss

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 21 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:571
  1. Kamran Abbasi
  1. BMJ

    Repetitive strain injury affecting keyboard users may be associated with loss of vibration in nerves supplying the hands, according to researchers from University College London.

    Coauthors Jane Greening, a clinical physiotherapist, and Dr Bruce Lynn, a neurophysiologist, say: “Patients with repetitive strain injury have objective signs of minor polyneuropathy, with the median nerve being more severely affected than the ulnar nerve or radial nerve.” (Int Arch Occup Environ Health 1998;71:29:34).

    Using a vibrameter—a Swedish device for measuring vibration thresholds in sensory nerves—the researchers …

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