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Hand-grip force in lumberjacks: two-year follow-up.

Abstract

Hand-grip force was measured in 63 professional lumberjacks in 1978 and again in 1980. Lumberjacks with vibration-induced white fingers (VWF) had lost 21% of their muscle force during the two years. Lumberjacks with no hand-arm symptoms had lost 5% of their muscle force in the same time period. Lumberjacks with subjectively diminished hand muscle force had a slight increase in muscle force during the follow-up time. These results suggest that long-term exposure to vibration causes a decrease in muscle force.

PMID:
3770960
DOI:
10.1007/bf00432102
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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