Between 01 January 2017 and 31 December 2017, personnel in the British Armed Forces suffered from a total of 74,073 musculoskeletal injuries (MKSI).
|Other Upper Limb||153||438||179|
|Knee & Other ||2,974||12,658||3,428|
|Ankle & Foot||3,058||12,501||3,379|
|Other Lower Limb||1,725||7,478||1,842|
|Unspecified Site ||514||1,730||721|
- Other includes MSKI which affect the knee but which are not necessarily part of the joint. For example, tibial plateau disorders.
- Other refers to MSKI which are not upper or lower limb. For example, head, back, etc.
- Unspecified site refers to MSKI where there may be no specified injury location. For example, osteoporosis.
- Totals may not add up due to some personnel having multiple MSK records or may move between services.
MSK codes on the Defence Medical Information Capability Programme (DMICP), a centralised data warehouse of coded information, has a list of 2,364 read codes as authorised by a number of clinicians who are members of the Defence Musculoskeletal Health Advisory Group (DMHAG).
FOI 2018/09084 dated 08 August 2018.