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Sample survey of osteonecrosis in Gulf of Mexico commercial divers.

Authors
Fagan CF; Beckman EL; Galletti JB Jr.
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; :9-15
NIOSHTIC No.
00053688
Abstract
A sample survey of a small number of commercial divers yields a high incidence of dysbaric osteonecrosis. A number of the lesions are located in the juxta-articular regions of the bones. The shoulders are the most common site of involvement. Tomography is useful in addition to X-ray techniques in diagnosis. A case history is presented in which the patient describes his work experience, symptoms, treatment, and precautions now being employed in the prevention of bone necrosis in divers.
Keywords
Bone-disorders; X-ray-diagnosis; Diagnostic-techniques; Environment; Medical-care; Safety-measures
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
OH; TX
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