A comparison of male and female orthopaedic pathology in basic training

K. A. Reinker, S. Ozburne

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From a study of male and female basic trainees regarding stress-related orthopaedic pathology, it has been demonstrated that: Female trainees show an increased incidence of stress-related injury in basic training even under ideal conditions. The incidence of stress-related disease was not significantly affected by height, weight, or age in this study. Poorly designed female footwear is particularly implicated in producing tibial and calcaneal stress reactions. Early statistics document a clear increase in female incidence of stress-related disease since the onset of coeducational basic training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-536
Number of pages5
JournalMilitary medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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