Eating Related Behaviours & Adolescent Military Dependants

Research Paper Title Sex differences in eating related behaviors and psychopathology among adolescent military dependents at risk for adult obesity and eating disorders. Background Stressors unique to military families may place dependents of military service members of both sexes at high-risk for disordered-eating. Yet, there are no data examining sex-related differences in eating pathology and… Read More

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Outline of the Regional Rehabilitation Unit (RRU) Cosford

The Regional Rehabilitation Unit (RRU) Cosford is a facility provided by the Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) Unit delivering intermediate rehabilitation within the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Programme (DMRP). It is located at Royal Air Force (RAF) Cosford, near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands and provides clinical management of moderate musculoskeletal conditions to the military population within… Read More

Deployable Primary Care: From Regimental Aid Post to Medical Reception Station

Research Paper Title The Medical Reception Station: a new primary care capability for 3 Commando Brigade. Abstract 3 Commando Brigade’s delivery of pre-hospital (Role 1) care has until now largely been based around junior doctors delivering trauma-based resuscitation and limited primary care from small self-contained Regimental Aid Posts (RAPs). With the drawdown of large scale… Read More

Analysing the Management & Outcome of Open Fractures of the Femur Sustained on the Battlefield

Research Paper Title The management and outcome of open fractures of the femur sustained on the battlefield over a ten-year period. Background This was a retrospective study of survivors of recent conflicts with an open fracture of the femur. Methods The researchers analysed the records of 48 patients (48 fractures) and assessed the outcome. Results… Read More

Pectoralis Major Rupture & the Royal Marines Tarzan Assault Course

Research Paper Title Case series of pectoralis major rupture requiring operative intervention sustained on the Royal Marines ‘Tarzan’ assault course. Abstract The authors present (with intra-operative imaging) four patients who sustained pectoralis major (PM) ruptures on the same piece of equipment of the ‘Tarzan’ assault course at the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines (CTCRM). Recruits… Read More

What is the Incidence & Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Royal Marines Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Incidence and Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Military Basic Training. Background Currently, little is known about the length of time required to rehabilitate patients from stress fractures and their return to preinjury level of physical activity. Previous studies have looked at the return to sport in athletes, in… Read More

Celebrating 100 Years of The RAF’s Contribution to Medicine

Research Paper Title 100 years of the Royal Air Force’s contribution to medicine: providing care in the air and delivering care by air. Abstract The Royal Air Force (RAF) came into being during World War I as the world’s first independent air force on the 1 April 1918, amalgamating elements of the Royal Flying Corps… Read More