A comparison of injuries, limited-duty days, and injury risk factors in infantry, artillery, construction engineers, and special forces soldiers.

@article{Reynolds2009ACO,
  title={A comparison of injuries, limited-duty days, and injury risk factors in infantry, artillery, construction engineers, and special forces soldiers.},
  author={Katy Reynolds and Ludmila Cos{\'i}o-Lima and Maria Bovill and William J. Tharion and Jeff Williams and Tabitha H Hodges},
  journal={Military medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={174 7},
  pages={702-8}
}
OBJECTIVES We compared injuries/risk factors in infantry soldiers (I), construction engineers (CE), combat artillery (CA), and Special Forces (SF) during their operational and fitness activities. METHODS Anthropometrics, ethnicity, and fitness data were collected before review of medical records. RESULTS Injury rates for I, CE, and CA were 4.0, 7.2, and 5.5 injuries/100 soldier-months, respectively; over 70% of them resulted from overuse. SF soldiers had an injury rate of 3.5 injuries/100… CONTINUE READING

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