What is the Incidence & Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Royal Marines Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Incidence and Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Military Basic Training. Background Currently, little is known about the length of time required to rehabilitate patients from stress fractures and their return to preinjury level of physical activity. Previous studies have looked at the return to sport in athletes, in… Read More

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Linking Skeletons, Loading & Fractures…

Did you know that your skeleton adapts to changes in mechanical loading, altering its mass and structure to modify bone strength? Also, bone mineral density is positively related to body mass index (BMI), and alterations in body weight are accompanied by changes in bone mass that reflect the new loading environment. Low BMI is a well recognised risk factor… Read More

How to Prevent These Four Common Military Training Injuries

Introduction It is no secret that all military training, from boot camp to specialised skills training and beyond, is hard on your body. Many people experience injuries – sometimes life-changing ones – while they are participating in training. Some of the most common injuries that occur during military training are tibial bone stress reaction (shin… Read More

Linking Risk of Stress Fracture & Race/Ethnic Origin

Research Paper Title Risk of Stress Fracture Varies by Race/Ethnic Origin in a Cohort Study of 1.3 Million US Army Soldiers. Background Stress fractures (SF) are common and costly injuries in military personnel. Risk for SF has been shown to vary with race/ethnicity. Previous studies report increased SF risk in white and Hispanic Soldiers compared… Read More

Royal Marines Commando Training: Incidence of Stress Fractures & Time to Return to Training

Research Paper Title Incidence and Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Military Basic Training. Background Currently, little is known about the length of time required to rehabilitate patients from stress fractures and their return to preinjury level of physical activity. Previous studies have looked at the return to sport in athletes, in… Read More

Initial Military Training: Linking Polymorphisms, Bone Biomarkers, Calcium & Vitamin D

Research Paper Title Association Between Single Gene Polymorphisms and Bone Biomarkers and Response to Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation in Young Adults Undergoing Military Training. Background Initial military training (IMT) is associated with increased stress fracture risk. Methods In prior studies, supplemental calcium (Ca) and vitamin D provided daily throughout IMT reduced stress fracture incidence,… Read More

Dietary Intake & Stress Fractures in Elite Forces: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Dietary Intake and Stress Fractures among Elite Male Combat Recruits. Background Appropriate and sufficient dietary intake is one of the main requirements for maintaining fitness and health. Inadequate energy intake may have a negative impact on physical performance which may result in injuries among physically active populations. The purpose of this research… Read More