A review of lower limb overuse injuries during basic military training. Part 1: Types of overuse injuries

Mil Med. 1993 Jun;158(6):410-5.


Lower limb injuries present the greatest source of medical problems during basic military training. These main overuse lower limb injuries, anterior compartment syndrome, stress fractures, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and chondromalacia patellae, are reviewed with respect to current knowledge of rates, diagnosis, and treatment. Part 2 shall review possible etiological factors involved in the causation of these injuries.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Australia
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders* / classification
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders* / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leg Injuries* / classification
  • Leg Injuries* / etiology
  • Leg Injuries* / pathology
  • Male
  • Military Personnel*