Dysbaric osteonecrosis in a compressed air tunnelling project in Hong Kong.

@article{Lam1992DysbaricOI,
  title={Dysbaric osteonecrosis in a compressed air tunnelling project in Hong Kong.},
  author={Tai Hing Lam and K P Yau},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={23-9}
}
In the largest compressed air tunnelling project using the Blackpool Decompression Tables in Hong Kong, 912 men had radiological examination of major joints and 12 definite and 30 suspected cases of dysbaric osteonecrosis were detected by the compressed air physician. Distribution of the lesions was symmetrical and 43.1 per cent were juxta-articular. All the cases were asymptomatic. The infrequent occurrence of osteonecrosis in Hong Kong in general and in this project in particular suggests… CONTINUE READING

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