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
Analysing Major Deployment-related Amputations of Lower & Upper Limbs for Active & Reserve Components of the US Armed Forces (2001-2017)
Research Paper Title Major deployment-related amputations of lower and upper limbs, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2017. Abstract Major amputations of the lower and upper limbs are among the most life-altering and debilitating combat injuries. From 01 January 2001 through 31 October 2017, a total of 1,705 service members sustained major deployment-related lower… Read More
Women, Mental Health, & the Military
“Before the military operations in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom [OEF]) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom [OIF]), reproductive and gynecological issues dominated the medical concerns of most women in uniform. What was important to female soldiers was how to juggle family and career, with the occasional deployment to Korea, Somalia, or Kosovo, for a period of 6 to 12 months.… Read More
Helping Your Body After Training Hard: Pre- & Post-Workout Methods
Helping Your Body After Training Hard Getting fit from intense workout sessions, such as battle reenactments and military obstacles courses, requires major mental and physical stamina. You push yourself to the max and in some cases beyond your limits, causing your body to send signals of overexertion. These signals can be in the form of… Read More
Does Wearing Combat Boots Cause Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis & Combat Boots A common search phrase regarding plantar fasciitis is whether it can be caused by wearing combat boots. The Simple Answer No, not directly. The Longer Answer The general consensus has moved away from inflammation as the cause to microtears in the origin of the plantar fascia, leading to inflammation. With… Read More
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