Vibration detection threshold (VPT) of 149 professional forest workers was measured during a compulsory annual health examination.
The blood circulation of the hand was obstructed for 6 min and VPT was measured 4 min after releasing the obstruction.
VPTs of all forest workers increased during obstruction.
In forest workers suffering from decreased hand grip force (decreased HGF) the increase of VPT differed significantly from forest workers without symptoms, and VPT in the former group still increased after releasing the obstruction.
VPT remained also at the raised level after releasing the obstruction with forest workers suffering from vibration-induced white finger (VWF).
Mots-clés Pascal : Vibration maladie, Forestier, Sensibilité, Force, Muscle strié, Main, Doigt, Perception sensorielle, Vibration, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Membre supérieur, Traumatisme, Agent physique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Homme, Bûcheron
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vibration disease, Forester, Sensitivity, Force, Striated muscle, Hand, Finger, Sensorial perception, Vibration, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Upper limb, Trauma, Physical agent, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Nervous system diseases, Human
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