The need for a solution to ankle and foot injuries in the Military

The need for a solution to ankle and foot injuries in the Military

Man carrying an injured solider on shoulder with teammates in the background

Frequency of ankle and foot injuries in the Army

Studies have found that 60-70% of active duty Army soldiers suffer ankle and foot injuries. These ankle and foot injuries are the cause of lost time from training and combat operations.

Problems caused in addition to the injury

The future of an active duty Army soldier’s career can be impacted by an ankle and /or foot injury, especially when the injury prevents the soldier from conducting activities within his or her military occupational specialty or participating in physical fitness exercises.

Other impacts of ankle and / or foot injury to an active duty Army soldier include putting their unit at risk and leaving their family with a potential crisis. There is usually an increase in the need for help for their unit with extra personnel on either a temporary or permanent basis.

Overall the Military budget is impacted for the lost time, medical expenses, and all other ancillary expenses.

Benefits of a solution to ankle and foot injuries to active duty Army soldiers

A solution to the ankle and foot injuries can help:

  1. The safety of the individual active duty Army soldier
  2. The safety of the active duty Army soldier’s unit
  3. The career of the individual active duty Army soldier
  4. The security of the family of the active duty Army soldier
  5. The budget of the Army
  6. The budget of the Military
  7. The safety of the Army
  8. The safety of the Military
  9. The safety of the county
  10. The safety of the other locations and people we protect in the world

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Sources

https://watermark.silverchair.com/milmed-d-10-00098.pdf?

https://www.brettowensmd.com/assets/ankle-sprains-are-endemic-in-young.pdf

http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1012194.pdf