Linking Lower Limb Overuse Injury & Distance Travelled during Basic Training

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

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Do Physical & Mental Health Components Contribute to the HRQOL of Rehabilitated Soldiers with Permanent Limb Disabilty?

Research Paper Title Quality of Life and Its Determinants Among Community Re-Integrated Soldiers With Permanent Disabilities Following Traumatic Limb Injuries. Background To assess health-related-quality of life (HRQOL) after the end of war and its associated factors among soldiers with permanent limb disabilities in Sri Lanka. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 500 rehabilitated and… Read More

Request for Participants in ‘The Advance Study’

The Advance Study is a research programme into the long-term health of military personnel injured in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014. It is looking for new participants. Servicemen or veterans who were under 50 when they deployed are asked to get in touch on 01509 251500 ext 3408. The team wants to hear from those… Read More

Military Wounds: Interaction between the Projectile and Tissue

Research Paper Title Wound ballistics of military rifle bullets: an update on controversial issues and associated misconceptions. Abstract The wound ballistics literature contains several misconceptions about the physical effects of penetrating projectiles in tissue and tissue simulants. These can adversely affect the proper management of gunshot injuries, particularly in view of the ongoing threat of… Read More

A Brief History of Fat Grafting in the Management of War Injuries

Research Paper Title Fat Grafting in the Management of War Injuries. Abstract The healing potential of fat grafting was empirically noted by the surgeons who were confronted with the dramatic facial disfigurements resulting from World War 1. Fat was transplanted into the wounds either en bloc or in parcels to promote the healing capacity or… Read More

Decrease in Injury Rates at the New Zealand Army’s Training Army Depot (TAD)

Research  Paper Title Decrease in Injury Rates at Training Army Depot (TAD), New Zealand Army. Introduction Injury rates at Training Army Depot (TAD) All Arms Recruit Courses (AARC’s) have been investigated by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Exercise Physiology team over the last 4 years. These investigations included physiological and biomechanical assessments as well… Read More