Accession Number:

ADA129233

Title:

Analysis of Long Bone and Vertebral Failure Patterns.

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. 20 Feb 82-19 Feb 83,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Baboons were dropped vertically from four feet above the ground. The vertebral columns were examined with light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Six months post-impaction, there was damage to the vertebral end plates and beginning osteoarthrosis of the facet joints. Six years post-impaction, the lesions had progressed to anterior osteophyte formation and severe osteoarthrosis of the facet joints. The lesions observed in this study are thought to be related to the impaction sequence. Normal anatomy of the rhesus monkey spine was also investigated.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE