Conservative vs Surgical Treatment in Exercise-Related Leg Pain

Research Paper Title Historic cohort: outcome of chronic exertional compartment syndrome-suspected patients. Background Exercise-related leg pain (ERLP) may be caused by chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), occurring mainly in athletes and military recruits. In military populations, the effectiveness of surgical treatment in CECS is debated. The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome… Read More

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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

Surgical Tips for Performing Open Fasciotomies for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Leg

Research Paper Title Surgical Tips for Performing Open Fasciotomies for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Leg. Abstract Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) of the leg is a debilitating condition that has previously been characterised in athletes and military personnel. The results of surgical management in these patient populations have previously been published with inconsistencies… Read More

In The Digital Age When Poor Eyesight Is More Common Than Ever, Are There Less People Who Are Qualified To Join The Military?

Joining the military is a selfless and noble deed. Regardless of the reasons for joining (which are many and they vary between individuals), the single constant factor here lies in the fact that there are strict requirements that you have to meet if you want to be able to enlist. With technology as prevalent and… Read More

Does Healthcare Utilisation Before Hip Arthroscopy Predict Healthcare Utilisation After Surgery?

Research Paper Title Does Healthcare Utilization Before Hip Arthroscopy Predict Healthcare Utilization After Surgery in the United States Military Health System? An Investigation Into Health Seeking Behavior. Background The influence of prior patterns of healthcare utilisation on future healthcare utilisation has had minimal investigation in populations with musculoskeletal disorders. The purpose of this study was… Read More

French Navy: What is the Impact of Minor Surgery Emergencies in an Isolated Sea-Based Environment?

Research Paper Title Impact of Minor Surgery Emergencies in Isolated Sea-Based Environment: The French Navy Experience. Background The aim of this article was to determine whether some of the urgent (<24 hours) medical evacuations (MEDEVACs) (from French Navy surface ships in isolated situations but with an embarked medical officer) of patients suffering from minor surgical… Read More

War Surgery, The First World War & Major L.B. Robertson

Discussion Paper Title The University of Toronto’s lasting contribution to war surgery: how Maj. L. Bruce Robertson fundamentally transformed thinking toward blood transfusion during the First World War. Summary During the Great War, Canadian military surgeons produced some of the greatest innovations to improve survival on the battlefield. Arguably, the most important was bringing blood… Read More