A Profile of Ankle Injuries in Australian Army Soldiers

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Abstract

Injuries in the military are associated with interruptions in service, detract from capability and present a high financial and resource burden. Prior to injury prevention strategies being implemented, research is needed to further understand the circumstances of these injuries. Ankle injuries are among the most common injuries reported in military training.The ankle in particular is a
problematic area as many perceive it to not be a serious injury, despite the potential to lead to long term disability. The risk of recurrence is also considered to be high, with estimates of double the risk of a recurrent ankle sprain within the 12 months after an initial injury with further risk of ongoing pain and instability. In military personnel, risk ratios of recurrence of 2.8 [2.02-3.87] in
males and 2.83 [1.89-4.23] in females have been reported. The aim of this investigation was to profile ankle injuries suffered by both full time and part time Army personnel over a two-year period.
Original languageEnglish
Pages34
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2020
Event5th International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance - Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec, Canada
Duration: 11 Feb 202014 Feb 2020
Conference number: 5th
http://www.icspp2020.ca/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V25nFYqXwb9s2qiZP73iyZfT24FpMLYR/view (Conference Program)
http://www.icspp2020.ca/documents/774/files/ICSPP%202020_Book_of_abstracts_V_13%20octobre.pdf (Book of Abstracts)

Conference

Conference5th International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance
Abbreviated titleICSPP
CountryCanada
CityQuebec
Period11/02/2014/02/20
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