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Incidence of osteonecrosis in Royal Naval divers.

Authors
Elliott DH
Source
Dysbarism-related osteonecrosis: proceedings of a symposium on dysbaric osteonecrosis. Beckman EL, Elliott DH, eds. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 75-153, 1974 Jan; :7-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00053652
Abstract
Incidence data of osteonecrosis from various surveys up to 1971 are given as well as data on a group of 97 British naval divers aged 30 or over. Although differences in diagnostic standards and sampling methods invalidate true comparisons of the surveys, the ratio of shoulder to femoral-head lesions of about 3:1 is consistent. Some studies show a tendency for bone necrosis to be age-related, but the study of the 97 British naval divers shows it to be more a function of decompression or diving experience.
Keywords
Hazards; Bone-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Environment; Atmospheric-pressure; Epidemiology; Morbidity; Diving
Publication Date
19740101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Beckman EL; Elliott DH
Fiscal Year
1974
Source Name
Dysbarism-related osteonecrosis: proceedings of a symposium on dysbaric osteonecrosis
State
TX
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