By Andrea Piccioli,Valentina Gazzaniga,Paola Catalano

This ebook provides the result of a distinct macroscopic and radiological research, by way of X-ray and CT experiment, of the bone pathologies of approximately 1800 topics who lived on the time of the Roman Empire (first and moment centuries A.D.) and whose is still have been recovered in the course of the excavation of a suburban necropolis of Rome. The survey, which represents a collaboration among the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and the distinctive Superintendent for the Archaeological history of Rome, has yielded remarkable pictures of other orthopaedic ailments in a interval whilst no surgical operation was once on hand: there are instances of an infection (osteomyelitis), metabolic illness (gout), hematologic affliction (multiple myeloma), hectic lesions and their issues and degenerative pathology (osteoarthritis, relatively secondary and overload). A multidisciplinary staff together with orthopaedists, paleopathologists, radiologists and scientific historians has evaluated the key teams of bone disorder within the inhabitants checking out great circumstances and imagine of ortho-traumatologic pathologies in a pre-surgical period. The homogeneity of the pattern and the variety of matters make this a research of basic importance.

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