Accession Number : ADP010562


Title :   Degenerative Changes of the Spine of Pilots of the RNLAF


Corporate Author : NATIONAL AEROMEDICAL INST SOESTERBERG (NETHERLANDS)


Personal Author(s) : Hendriksen, Ingtrid J ; Holewijn, Michael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/p010562.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : During air combat maneuvering under high +Gz forces, the spine is frequently exposed to heavy loads. Therefore, acute in-flight neck injury is a common complaint among pilots flying high performance aircraft. However, not only sudden incapacitation is caused by high performance flying. The frequent and extreme loading of the spine over the years also constitutes a chronic strain, which can possibly lead to degenerative changes.


Descriptors :   *AGING(PHYSIOLOGY) , *SPINAL COLUMN , *ACCELERATION TOLERANCE , SYMPOSIA , NETHERLANDS , PILOTS , GRAVITY , EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , FLIGHT MANEUVERS , INCAPACITATION , NECK(ANATOMY)


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE