Accession Number : ADA295577

Title :   The Musculoskeletal and Vestibular Effects of Long Term Repeated Exposure to Sustained High-G (Les Effets Musculosquelettiques et Vestibulaires de l'Exposition Repetee et Prolongee aux Facteurs de Charge Eleves Soutens).

Descriptive Note : Advisory rept.,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA295577

Report Date : MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : Medical concerns of mechanical loading of biological systems during repeated sustained acceleration exposure of high performance aircraft were expressed during an AGARD conference of 24th-28th April 1989 (AGARD-CP-47 1) entitled Neck Injury in Advanced Military Aircraft Environments". Biological systems of primary concern were direct effects on the spine causing neurologic injury and on the otoliths of the vestibular system causing disorientation related pathologies. In addition, secondary vestibular effects can occur from cervical pathologies. The technical evaluation and overview of that conference expressed concerns that "large gaps exist in our clinical and biomechanical knowledge of the problems of neck injury in high performance aircraft. Advisory Report (AR) 317 addresses those concerns with an in-depth review of available pertinent information with recommendations on several courses of action directed towards the spine and vestibular systems.

Descriptors :   *NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES, *MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, *VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, TEST AND EVALUATION, NATO, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, ENVIRONMENTS, HIGH RATE, AIRCRAFT, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), BIOLOGY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), ACCELERATION, SECONDARY, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, PATHOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGICAL DISORIENTATION, SPINAL COLUMN, NECK(ANATOMY).

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE