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SUCCESS OF LONG BONE FRACTURE HEALING IN ANCIENT EGYPT: A PALEOEPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE GIZA NECROPOLIS SKELETONS

Moushira Erfan Zaki ; Biological Anthropology department, Medical Research Division, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt.


Puni tekst: engleski pdf 261 Kb

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str. 275-284

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Complications may provide information regarding the management of fractures in ancient populations. The aim of this study was to determine the rates of long-bone fractures and the proportion of misalignments as indicators of failed treatment or no treatment at all in skeletons from the Giza Necropolis dating to the Old Kingdom period (2700-2190 BC). We visually examined for fractures 2287 long bones of 204 adult skeletons (112 male and 92 female) and took x-rays of fractured bones in standard AP and ML views, so that we can analyse misalignments. Fractures were found in 45 of the 2287 examined long bones (1.97 %). Most of the fractures healed with good alignment, most likely as a result of successful treatment, and only three fractures showed misalignment.

Ključne riječi

History of medicine; Ancient Egypt; paleopathology; fractures

Hrčak ID:

111067

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/111067

Datum izdavanja:

15.12.2013.

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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