Dysbaric osteonecrosis in recreational divers: a study using magnetic resonance imaging.

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Dysbaric osteonecrosis in recreational divers: a study using magnetic resonance imaging.

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dc.contributor.author Kenney, IJ en_US
dc.contributor.author Sonksen, C en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-07T13:30:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-07T13:30:05Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Undersea Hyperb Med. 2010 Sep-Oct;37(5):281-8. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 1066-2936 en_US
dc.identifier.other 20929185 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9561
dc.description Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine : Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. en_US
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: We set out to identify whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) would identify evidence of dysbaric osteonecrosis (DON) in a group of experienced recreational scuba divers. DESIGN: Local British Sub Aqua Club divers of at least Trainee Dive Leader grade were offered MRI scans (T1 and TIRM sequences) of hips, femora and shoulders. Anonymous images were interpreted separately by two radiologists, and cases not considered unequivocally normal were discussed for consensus opinion. RESULTS: Of 26 divers imaged, five merited discussion. Four of these were considered to show unrelated normal variants or incidental findings. Only one case (abnormalities in the right humerus and left femur) could have possibly represented osteonecrotic lesions. After obtaining plain radiographs and more detailed clinical and dive history, these lesions were considered "indeterminate" but probably not DON by both reviewers and after taking further specialist musculoskeletal MRI opinion. CONCLUSION: This study found no evidence that DON is a significant risk in recreational scuba diving and as such concurs with prevailing current opinion. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. en_US
dc.subject DON en_US
dc.subject BSAC en_US
dc.subject.mesh Pilot Projects en_US
dc.subject.mesh Adult en_US
dc.subject.mesh Diving/*adverse effects/standards en_US
dc.subject.mesh Female en_US
dc.subject.mesh Femur/pathology/radiography en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humerus/pathology/radiography en_US
dc.subject.mesh *Magnetic Resonance Imaging en_US
dc.subject.mesh Male en_US
dc.subject.mesh Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Osteonecrosis/*diagnosis/etiology/radiography en_US
dc.title Dysbaric osteonecrosis in recreational divers: a study using magnetic resonance imaging. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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