Friday, February 20, 2009

Weight of Combat Gear Causing Increased Injuries in Military Veterans

A February 1, 2009 article in The Washington Post entitled "Weight of Combat Gear Is Taking Toll," discusses the significant increase in orthopedic muscle and bone injuries due to the weight of combat gear. The Army, which reported 257,000 acute orthopedic injuries last year, is studying the effects of the heavy gear and investing in lighter versions of the gear, which can weigh anywhere from 60 to 150 pounds.

Read the entire story on the Washington Post website: