Injuries in military parachuting: a prospective study of 4499 jumps.

  title={Injuries in military parachuting: a prospective study of 4499 jumps.},
  author={Arne Ekeland},
  volume={28 3},
In this prospective study, the parachuting injuries which occurred during 2031 jumps in basic courses of free fall were compared with the injuries occurring during 2468 jumps for reserve paratroopers on training exercises. Fifty-eight injuries were recorded in 51 paratroopers. The ankle was most commonly affected, and 80 per cent of the injuries involved the lower extremity. Only 14 per cent of the injured troopers suffered severe injuries (fractures, knee ligament ruptures). The injury rate… CONTINUE READING

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