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Reduced vibration perception in right hands of normal subjects: an acquired abnormality?

Wiles, P.G. and Pearce, S.M. and Rice, P.J.S. and Mitchell, J.M.O. (1990) Reduced vibration perception in right hands of normal subjects: an acquired abnormality? British Journal of Industrial Medicine, 47 (10). pp. 715-716. ISSN 0007-1072

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Abstract

We have measured the vibration perception threshold (VPT) in a large number of normal subjects with the aim of producing accurate age related percentile charts to allow simple, quantitative assessment of neuropathy at the bedside. During this study we noticed that the VPT for right thumbs was often greater than for the left suggesting that in the general population right hands may be less sensitive to vibration than left hands.