Microgravity testing a surgical isolation containment system for space station use.

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Anticipated hazards for crewmembers in future long term space flights may result in a variety of injuries including trauma and burns. Management of these injuries will require special techniques because of the lack of gravity, limitations of space and environmental restrictions. A small surgical isolation containment system was developed and tested in microgravity. The chamber provided both protection of the injury and of the cabin environment and is felt to be the most effective means of trauma and burn care in future Health Maintenance Facilities planned for prolonged space exposure.

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@article{Markham1991MicrogravityTA, title={Microgravity testing a surgical isolation containment system for space station use.}, author={Samantha M Markham and James A Rock}, journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine}, year={1991}, volume={62 7}, pages={691-3} }