Does Foot-Drill Negatively Affect Lower-Extremity Proprioceptive Acuity?

Research Paper Title Altered Dynamic Postural Stability and Joint Position Sense Following British Army Foot-Drill. Background Impaired proprioceptive acuity negatively affects both joint position sense and postural control and is a risk factor for lower-extremity musculoskeletal injury in athletes and military personnel. British Army foot-drill is an occupational military activity involving cyclical high impact loading… Read More

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Is Distance Travelled by Military Recruits during Basic Training a Significant Risk Factor for Lower Limb Overuse Injury?

Research Paper Title Distance travelled by military recruits during basic training is a significant risk factor for lower limb overuse injury. Background Military initial training results in a high incidence of lower limb overuse injuries (stress fractures and medial tibial stress syndrome). This study aimed to determine whether the distance travelled by recruits, both on… Read More

Remember the Importance of the Civilian Trauma Mission for Maintaining Surgical Skills relevant to Limb Salvage during a Low-volume Combat Casualty Flow Era

Research Paper Title Being Prepared for the Next Conflict Part II: Case Analysis of a Military Level 1 Trauma Center. Background Combat-related injuries have declined substantially in recent years as we have transitioned to a low-volume combat casualty flow era. Surgeons must remain actively committed to training for the next engagement to maintain life and… Read More

Can We Use Machine Learning to Predict Lower-Extremity Injury in US Special Forces?

Research Paper Title Using Machine Learning to Predict Lower-Extremity Injury in US Special Forces. Background Musculoskeletal injury rates in military personnel remain unacceptably high. Application of machine learning algorithms could be useful in multivariate models to predict injury in this population. The purpose of this study was to investigate if interaction between individual predictors, using… Read More

Easy Precautions to take to Prevent Suffering Needless Sporting Injuries

Sporting injuries can have a huge consequence on not just a person’s sporting and physical ventures, but also their professional life as well. The most worrying thing about injuries acquired through playing sports is that they can happen at any given time to any person – such is the nature of ‘freak injuries.’ Something can… Read More

Is Tourniquet Use Associated with Limb Loss following Military Lower Extremity Arterial Trauma?

Research Paper Title Tourniquet use is not associated with limb loss following military lower extremity arterial trauma. Background The effect of battlefield extremity tourniquet (TK) use on limb salvage and long-term complications following vascular repair is unknown. This study explores the influence of TK use on limb outcomes in military lower extremity arterial injury. Methods… Read More

What is the Prevalence of Lower Limb MSK Injuries in Brazilian Army Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and a proposal for neuromuscular training to prevent lower limb injuries in Brazilian Army soldiers: an observational study. Background The activities carried out by soldiers in the army involve great physical demands and require intense training to perform combat-specific tasks. MSK injury is a potential threat to… Read More