Military training-related injuries: surveillance, research, and prevention.

  title={Military training-related injuries: surveillance, research, and prevention.},
  author={Kenton R. Kaufman and Stephanie K. Brodine and Richard A. Shaffer},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={18 3 Suppl},
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal physical training-related injuries are a major problem in military populations. Injuries are important in terms of loss of time from work and training and decreased military readiness. The implications of these injuries in terms of patient morbidity, attrition rates, and training costs for military personnel are staggering. This article reviews: (1) pertinent epidemiologic literature on musculoskeletal injury rates; (2) injury type and location; and (3) risk factors… CONTINUE READING