Soldiers Future Injury Risk & Prevention Programmes to Reduce Medical Costs & Time Lost

Research Paper Title Identification of Risk Factors Prospectively Associated With Musculoskeletal Injury in a Warrior Athlete Population. Background Musculoskeletal injuries are a primary source of disability. Understanding how risk factors predict injury is necessary to individualise and enhance injury reduction programmes. Because of the multi-factorial nature of musculoskeletal injuries, multiple risk factors will provide a… Read More

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Linking Sleep Disorders & Sleep-related Medical Diagnosis to Nondeployability in Soldiers

Research Paper Title Sleep Disturbances and Predictors of Nondeployability Among Active-Duty Army Soldiers: An Odds Ratio Analysis of Medical Healthcare Data From Fiscal Year 2018. Background The impact of sleep disorders on active-duty soldiers’ medical readiness is not currently quantified. Patient data generated at military treatment facilities can be accessed to create research reports and… Read More

What is the Impact of Musculoskeletal Injuries on US Army Readiness?

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal Injuries and United States Army Readiness Part I: Overview of Injuries and Their Strategic Impact. Background Noncombat injuries (“injuries”) greatly impact soldier health and United States (U.S.) Army readiness; they are the leading cause of outpatient medical encounters (more than two million annually) among active component (AC) soldiers. Noncombat musculoskeletal injuries… Read More

Ruck/Load Marching & Risk Factors for ROTC Cadets

Research Paper Title The Effects of Military Style Ruck Marching on Lower Extremity Loading and Muscular, Physiological and Perceived Exertion in ROTC Cadets. Background Military ruck marching with load carriage increases ground reaction forces, which are related to bone stress injuries (BSI). This study’s purpose was to examine whether a ruck march increases impact loading… Read More

Do Injury Severity Scores Represent Combat Injury?

Research Paper Title All Trauma Is Not Created Equal: Redefining Severe Trauma for Combat Injuries. Background Injury severity scores (ISS) and shock index (SI) are popular trauma scoring systems. Methods The researchers assessed ISS and SI in combat trauma to determine the optimal cut-off values for mortality and trauma outcomes. Retrospective analysis of the Department… Read More

Thinking of Joining a Bootcamp without Physical Training? Think Again

It is generally believed that a bootcamp applicant is likely to sustain a few injuries during the course of basic training. And while injuries during basic training are common, they are often the consequence of a lack of preparation prior to basic training. However, this article would not hold much value if we simply told… Read More

What are the Risk Factors for Injury among Military Working Dogs deployed to Iraq?

Research Paper Title Risk factors for injury among military working dogs deployed to Iraq. Background There is limited literature concerning the types of injuries that military working dogs (MWDs) face while in a deployed theater of operations and associated risk factors. Methods To summarise injuries and identify injury risk factors in MWDs during their first… Read More