This authoritative reference examines the causes of--and offers workable solutions to--the widespread problem of musculoskeletal injuries among armed forces personnel. Specific chapters on combat, non-combat, training, and fitness injuries shed necessary light on the nature and scope of the epidemic, including impact on active service members and the resulting quality of life issues in veterans. An overview of these injuries by anatomic region highlights treatment, disability, and prevention issues in military settings. The book also translates the standard public health model for preventing injuries into military context, giving professionals guidelines for developing strategies tailored to the unique strengths and risks of this population.
Featured in the coverage:
· The burden of musculoskeletal injuries in the military.
· Traumatic combat injuries.
· Deployment and non-battle injuries.
· Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries by anatomic region.
· Application of the public health model for injury prevention.
· Barriers to injury prevention in the military.
Its depth of detail makes Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Military critical
reading for orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, military
leaders, military and VA healthcare staff including physicians and policymakers,
public health and injury prevention professionals, occupational health and safety
professionals, musculoskeletal injury and disease researchers, and veterans'
health advocacy groups.
- The first book to comprehensively address musculoskeletal injuries as the greatest public health problem facing U.S. military service members
- Chapters organized by anatomic region
- Examines evidence-based injury prevention approaches that could have direct application in civilian sectors
Section I: The Spectrum of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Military.- The Burden of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Military.- Traumatic Combat Injuries.- Deployment and Non Battle Injuries.- Sports and Fitness Related Injuries.- Initial Entry Training Injuries.- Motor Vehicle and Off Duty Injuries.- Section II: The Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injuries by Anatomic Region.- Shoulder Complex.- Elbow, Wrist, and Hand.- Thigh and Hip.- Knee.- Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg.- Thoracic and Lumbar Spine and Back.- Section III: Public Health Strategies for Injury Prevention and Treatment in the Military.- Application of the Public Health Model for Injury Prevention.- Successful Injury Prevention Interventions.- Barriers to Injury Prevention in the Military.- Opportunities for Improving Evidence-Based Injury Prevention and Treatment Outcomes.