|Document ID (ISN)||111688|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Rosen B., Bj÷rkman A., Lundborg G.
||Improving hand sensibility in vibration induced neuropathy: A case-series
||2011, No.6:13. 18p. 38 ref.
||Improving_hand_sensibility.pdf [in English]
||This study reports a long-term series of nine workers suffering from vibration-induced neuropathy after many years of exposure to hand-held vibrating tools at high or low frequency. They were treated with an anaesthetic skin cream on the forearm repeatedly for a period up to one year (in two cases four years). The aim was to improve their capacity to perceive touch and thereby improve hand function and diminish disability. All participants had sensory hand problems in terms of numbness and impaired hand function influencing. After one year, sensibility (touch thresholds and tactile discrimination) as well as hand function were improved in a majority of the cases. Seven of the participants choose to continue the treatment after the first year and two of them have continued at a regular basis for up to four years.
||vibration; anaesthetics; skin creams; diseases of peripheral nervous system; hand; sensory aptitude
||paraesthesia; medical treatment; case study
||D - Periodical articles
Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of other sense organs (other than the eye and the ears)