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Disability Classification for Scuba Diver with Neurological Decompression Sickness

Purpose:

To determine the level of impairment for a scuba diver who developed neurological decompression sickness based on the study of Gempp and Blatteau.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance

ICD-10:

T70.3

Description:

Gemp and Blatteau graded disability associated with neurological decompression sickness in scuba divers. A patient with severe decompression sickness may suffer long-term disability. The authors are from St. Anne's Military Hospital in Toulon, France.

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