Research Paper Title
Stress Fractures in Royal Marine Recruits.
Data are presented on stress fracture patterns at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM). To reduce the high number of training injuries, including stress fractures, a complete review of the training syllabus was undertaken.
Following recommendations from this review, a newly designed, physiologically progressive training programme was introduced.
The result of this revised training syllabus was a statistically significant reduction in stress fracture incidence. The paper discussed the causes of stress fractures with particular reference to skeletal adaptation to physical loading and the role of muscular support of the axial skeleton.
Source: Ross, R.A. & Allsopp, A. (2002) Stress Fractures in Royal Marine Recruits. Military Medicine. 167(7), pp.560-565.