Erscheinungsdatum: 10.09.2015, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Military, Redaktion: Cameron, Kenneth L // Owens, Brett D., Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH // Springer US, Originalsprache: Englisch, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Arbeitsmedizin // Medizin // Gesundheitswesen // Orthopädie // Nachsorge // medizinisch // Rehabilitation // Sportmedizin // MEDICAL // Public Health // Public Health und Präventivmedizin // Sportverletzungen // Orthopädie und Brüche // Veteranen // Medizin des Stütz // und Bewegungsapparates // Muskuloskelettalmedizin // Gesundheitssystem und Gesundheitswesen, Rubrik: Medizin // Allgemeines, Lexika, Seiten: 317, Abbildungen: 25 schwarz-weiße und 50 farbige Abbildungen, Bibliographie, Informationen: Book, Gewicht: 634 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The purpose of this dissertation was to investigate the occurrence, nature, severity, injury mechanisms and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) including low back pain (LBP) and medical discharge in male Finnish conscripts. Furthermore, the effectiveness of a neuromuscular exercise (NME) and counseling program in the prevention of acute musculoskeletal injuries, and LBP and disability was investigated during military training. The participants were an unselected population-based cohort of Finnish young males (N=2057) that were engaged in high level of physical activity during their military service. The key finding considering epidemiologic studies was the strong predictive association of poor physical fitness for MSDs and military discharge in previously healthy conscripts. The intervention program, designed enhance conscripts' motor and muscular performance and increase awareness of military tasks that could lead to acute injuries and LBP, decreased acute ankle injuries by 66% and reduced the number off-duty days due to LBP by 58% in the intervention companies compared to the controls.
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.
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