Injury prevention at the Luxembourgish Army

Aim

The purpose of this prospective study is to define the extent of the injury problem in military recruits during their basic military training, as well as to determine possible risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries in that specific context.

Background

A concerning number of new recruits enrolled in the Luxembourg army do not successfully complete their basic military training and are released for medical reasons. A dedicated online Training & Health Surveillance System was developed to collect data related to entry physical fitness tests, injuries assessed by the medical doctor, daily training logs and final evaluations for each recruit. 

Relevant publications

Besenius, E., Malisoux, L., Theisen, D., Injury description and risk factors during basic military training in Luxembourgish army recruits, Sports Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2 (32), 191-192