Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Army Sees Increase in Stress Fractures from Combat Loads

Army officials say an "increasing number of soldiers are being sidelined with muscle and bone injuries caused by carrying combat loads weighing as much as 130 pounds," and Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army’s vice chief of staff, says the Army is researching "how many troops are affected by weight-related stress fractures, sprains and other orthopedic problems that prevent them from shipping out with their units. Read more.

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