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Employment in the Australian Army after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction - A Pilot Study of 3 Year Postoperative Outcomes

Weinrauch, Patrick C. & Sharwood, Peter (2006) Employment in the Australian Army after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction - A Pilot Study of 3 Year Postoperative Outcomes. Australian Military Medicine Association Journal, 15(1), pp. 15-17.

Abstract

Abstract This retrospective study examines the military employment of soldiers in the Australian Regular Army 3 years after Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Patients undertaking ACL reconstruction were more likely to be assessed as medically unfit for military service compared to ACL patent controls, however overall discharge rates were not affected. 71% of patients were considered fit for military service 3 years after ACL reconstruction, allowing their participation in active operational duty.

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ID Code: 2750
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Knee, Cruciate, Ligament, Military, Employment
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Australian Military Medicine Association Inc
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 03 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:28

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