Army Injury Prevention

Last Updated: April 22, 2020
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​Information on physical training, sports and accident injury prevention.

THE FACTS: PH360 chart showing Morbidity Burden Summary by Disease Category, AD Army 2015
  • INJURIES are #1 cause of Army medical visits & compensation claims. 
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  • Musculoskeletal OVERUSE INJURIES  are >2/3 all injuries = $millions annually
  • Other key Army fatal and severe injury concerns: motor-vehicle, heatcold
  • Preventing injuries:
    • IMPROVES PERFORMANCE and productivity (individual and unit)
    • REDUCES TIME LOSS to physical restrictions for work/training
    • DECREASES COSTS (direct medical, compensation/disability, & lost duty time)