Have you read the best diving medicine article ever written? Now is your chance!
About the Article
Stresses associated with SCUBA diving can be divided into three categories: physical, physiological, and psychological. The goals os this introductory article are to make the SCUBA and breath-hold diver aware of the physical stresses associated with diving and what measures can be done to prevent them from leading to medical problems that will interfere with the dive or result in injury or death to the diver.
Click to download "Stresses in SCUBA and Breath-Hold Diving Part 1"
This artice was first published in Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Volume 5 Issue 1. It is now available as a downloadable PDF.
About the Author
Michael B. Strauss, MD, FACS, AAOS
Dr. Strauss’ expertise of undersea and hyperbaric medicine is vast beyond compare. After completing U.S. Navy Submarine and Diving Medical Schools, Dr. Strauss served on a nuclear submarine, with salvage divers in the Philippines and Vietnam and with the SEAL teams in San Diego. After these fleet experiences, Dr. Strauss completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Navy Medical Center, San Diego. He was released from active duty in 1977, but remained with the Navy SEAL reserve teams until his retirement from the Naval Reserve in the year 2000, concluding a 34 ½ year affiliation.
Dr. Strauss is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California Irvine as well as the orthopaedic consultant for the PACT (Preservation-Amputation, Care, and Treatment) Clinic at the Veterans Affairs Health Care Medical Center, Long Beach, California. Dr. Strauss has written two text books (Diving Science, 2004 and MasterMinding Wounds, 2010), three chapters for Kindwall’s 2008 Hyperbaric Medicine Practice text as well as over 100 publications on orthopaedic, diving medicine, hyperbaric medicine, and wound management subjects, as well as an equal number of posters and exhibits.