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August/September 2014 (vol. 11/2)

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Hand–arm vibration syndrome, Part 3

Part 3: clinical grading and management

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In the third of a four-part series, Roger Cooke describes the clinical grading and management of employees with HAVS.  

HAND–ARM vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a collective term describing the effects of hand-transmitted vibration on the blood vessels, nerves, muscles and other tissues in the upper limb. It is an important occupational disease with disabling symptoms, with more than 250,000 sufferers in the UK1 and over 14,000 successful claims for…

Roger Cooke is a consultant in occupational medicine and honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Birmingham.

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2014 (vol. 11/2) pp30-35

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