Accession Number : ADA292829

Title :   Use of Body Surface Heat Patterns for Predicting and Evaluating Acute Lower Extremity Pain Among Soldiers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Dec 89-30 Sep 94,

Corporate Author : MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER TACOMA WA DEPT OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION

Personal Author(s) : Sherman, Richard A.

PDF Url : ADA292829

Report Date : 12 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : This project determined (a) that neither thermographs or podoscopes can be used to predict which basic trainees are likely to develop significant lower limb pain during training, (b) that thermography is not clinically useful in tracking changes in training related lower limb pain, (c) that contact thermographs are not useful in the TMC environment due to their inaccuracy, that videothermographs are too cumbersome and expensive to use relative to the information provided in the TMC environment, but that infrared beam thermometers are valuable adjuncts to assessment and tracking, (d) that having trainees wear shock absorbing inserts throughout basic training does not reduce the incidence and severity of lower limb pain, and (e) that training related stress fractures probably do heal faster when exposed to pulsing electromagnetic fields.

Descriptors :   *SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, *MILITARY TRAINING, *PAIN, *EXTREMITIES, *BODY TEMPERATURE, STRESSES, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, TRACKING, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), SURFACES, PATTERNS, TRAINEES, INFRARED RADIATION, HEAT, THERMOGRAPHY, THERMOMETERS, THERMOGRAPHS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE