Accession Number : AD0011071


Title :   ROENTGENOLOGICAL BONE CHANGES ENCOUNTERED IN FROSTBITE, KOREA, 1950-1951


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY


Personal Author(s) : VINSON, H A ; SCHATZKI, R ; ORR, K D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/011071.pdf


Report Date : 10 Jan 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : Bone changes are described for a carefully observed group of 10 0 soldiers with frostbite. No roentgenological abnormalities were found in 36 cases, which included many cases of toe-mummification. Transient osteoporosis occurred in 58 cases and thereby indicated the viability of the bone. The 9 acromutilation cases were traced to a loss of overlying soft tissue, exposure to air, and subsequent destruction by osteomyelitis or surgical removal. In 7 of the 62 soldiers observed for 8 mo, late bone changes had occurred at the hand and foot joints; 5 of the cases had not evidenced bone changes until 8 mo after frostbite. The lesions were usually at the joint edge; they frequently increased in size during the first year, but no new ones appeared. No correlation existed between the degree of soft-tissue injury and the joint changes. Similar bone changes noted in rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis indicated that frostbite may be of etiological importance.


Descriptors :   *EXPOSURE(GENERAL) , EDGES , DESTRUCTION , VIABILITY , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , DETERIORATION , LESIONS , FEET , HANDS , JOINTS , BONES , ARTHRITIS , SOFT TISSUES , MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES , RHEUMATIC DISEASES , FROSTBITE , AIR


Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


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