Stress fracture of the ulna occurring in military recruits after rifle drill training

Jia Lin Wu, Guo Shu Huang, Chia Chun Wu, Chian Her Lee, Shing Sheng Wu

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Abstract

Stress fractures are a common injury in military recruits in the lower extremities, but are rare in the upper limbs. The locations of reported stress fractures occurring in the upper extremities are mainly in the ulna and olecranon. We report on two cases of mid-ulnar stress fractures in a team of honor guards following rifle drill training from excessive weight lifting, repetitive pronation of the forearm, and a sudden increase in the training load. According to the report, some readjustment must be made in the training protocol for military recruits. Stress fractures are also being recognized as a prevalent problem in the upper body.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-841
Number of pages3
JournalMilitary Medicine
Volume169
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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