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Aseptic bone necrosis in an amateur scuba diver
  1. G D M Laden1,
  2. P Grout2
  1. 1East Riding Hospital, Anlaby, UK
  2. 2Accident and Emergency Department, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Gerard Laden
 East Riding Hospital, Anlaby, UK; gerardladen{at}


A case is reported that provides further evidence of an old occupational hazard, dysbaric osteonecrosis, presenting in a new population (sports scuba divers) who also appear to be at risk. It highlights the need for an accurate diagnosis of diving related illness.

  • ABN, avascular bone necrosis
  • DCI, decompression illness
  • DON, dysbaric osteonecrosis
  • MRI, magnetic resonance imaging
  • scuba
  • diving
  • dysbaric osteonecrosis
  • hyperbaric
  • decompression
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