Decompression Syndromes: The Bends (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
The Bends Treatment
The bends are treated in a hyperbaric recompression chamber.
The Bends Self-Care at Home
Rescue the diver from the water and provide emergency care within the limits of your training.
Scott D. Fell, DO, FAAEM
Must Read Articles Related to Decompression Syndromes: The Bends
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Decompression Syndromes: The Bends:
Decompression Syndromes: The Bends - Experience
Please describe your experience with decompression sickness.
Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape
Although decompression sickness (DCS), a complex resulting from changed barometric pressure, includes high-altitude–related and aerospace-related events, this article focuses on decompression associated with the sudden decrease in pressures during underwater ascent, usually occurring during free or assisted dives.