What was the Number of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the British Armed Forces in 2017?

Between 01 January 2017 and 31 December 2017, personnel in the British Armed Forces suffered from a total of 74,073 musculoskeletal injuries (MKSI). Naval Service Army RAF All MSK 12,946 46,239 14,888 Upper Limb 3,731 11,643 4,093 Shoulder 1,860 6,365 2,152 Elbow 528 1,392 650 Forearm 51 164 75 Wrist/Hand 1,501 4,360 1,408 Other Upper… Read More

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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

Research: Effect of Exercises on Strength & Stability

Research Paper Title The Effect of Core and Lower Limb Exercises on Trunk Strength and Lower Limb Stability on Australian Soldiers. Study Design A before and after design in the collection of data and using analyses of variance to examine the changes in each test score. Objectives The objectives and hypotheses of this study were:… Read More