Accession Number : ADA294128

Title :   Study of the Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Crush Injury in the Rat.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jul 91-14 Jul 92,

Corporate Author : MEDICAL COLL OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE

Personal Author(s) : Kindwall, Eric

PDF Url : ADA294128

Report Date : 01 JUN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : When work commenced on this project according to the protocol, a device was constructed to drop a multi-kilo weight through a distance of up to one meter so that it would produce a crushing injury to a rat tail. When this was initially tried, it was found that injury was not predictable, as sometimes vertebrae would be crushed, injuring the ventral artery, causing a complete loss of the tail. It the ventral artery were not damaged, the tail survived without appreciable injury. It was also noted that tissues of the tail contained mostly tendon and very little muscle. Following this, the crushing agent was modified to traumatize a musculocutaneous flap which was raised on the rat's back.

Descriptors :   *OXYGEN, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *HYPERBARIC CONDITIONS, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), RATS, TAIL ASSEMBLIES, LOSSES, MUSCLES, ARTERIES, SPINAL COLUMN, CRUSHING, BONES, TENDONS.

Subject Categories : Weapons Effects(biological)
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE