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

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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

Achilles Tendon Rupture: Surgical Intervention vs Non-surgical Intervention

Research Paper Title Is surgical intervention more effective than non-surgical treatment for acute Achilles tendon rupture? A systematic review of overlapping meta-analyses. Background There is discordance in the results from meta-analyses on surgical versus non-surgical treatment for acute Achilles tendon rupture. We systematically reviewed the overlapping meta-analyses on this topic to provide information that will… Read More

Surgery, Rotator Cuff Tears & Ultrasonography

The rotator cuff gives the shoulder joint its wonderful versatility, but also most of its problems! It is often a tough call deciding which cuff problems need surgery and which will get better naturally. However, if surgery is contemplated, simple scanning of the shoulder by an experienced ultrasonographer is a good predictor of which rotator… Read More

Employment of Forward Surgical Teams during Troop withdrawal under Combat Conditions

Research Paper Title The 912th Forward Surgical Team in Operation New Dawn: Employment of the Forward Surgical Team during Troop withdrawal under Combat Conditions. Abstract The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq witnessed the first widespread use of US Army Forward Surgical Teams (FSTs). Although doctrinally designed to support manoeuvre brigades in a linear front conflict,… Read More