Arthritis after joint injury

The military experience

Jessica C. Rivera, Joseph C. Wenke, James Robert Ficke, Anthony E. Johnson

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Abstract

Osteoarthritis is a prevalent condition affecting thousands of Americans. The age-associated incidence of arthritis is higher for those serving in the US military compared to the civilian population. Arthritis, both degenerative and post-traumatic, has long been recognized as a primary source of disability for individuals medically discharged from active duty military service. For past and current war veterans, arthritis is among the top causes of medical disability. Given the characteristics and frequency of extremity injuries sustained in recent military conflicts, a majority of arthritis-related disabilities following combat injury are post-traumatic in nature. Because of rigorous physical demands of military training and occupations even outside of combat, the rate of sports-type injuries is higher in the military versus the civilian population. Both combat and noncombat physical demands contribute to the post-traumatic arthritis risk for active duty military personnel and affect the ability of wounded service members to continue active duty service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPost-Traumatic Arthritis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management
PublisherSpringer US
Pages17-26
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781489976062, 9781489976055
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Arthritis
Joints
Wounds and Injuries
Osteoarthritis
Athletic Injuries
Military Personnel
Veterans
Occupations
Population
Extremities
Incidence

Keywords

  • Combat injury
  • Military disability
  • Military injury
  • Unfitting conditions
  • Veteran disability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Rivera, J. C., Wenke, J. C., Ficke, J. R., & Johnson, A. E. (2015). Arthritis after joint injury: The military experience. In Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management (pp. 17-26). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7606-2_3

Arthritis after joint injury : The military experience. / Rivera, Jessica C.; Wenke, Joseph C.; Ficke, James Robert; Johnson, Anthony E.

Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management. Springer US, 2015. p. 17-26.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Rivera, JC, Wenke, JC, Ficke, JR & Johnson, AE 2015, Arthritis after joint injury: The military experience. in Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management. Springer US, pp. 17-26. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7606-2_3
Rivera JC, Wenke JC, Ficke JR, Johnson AE. Arthritis after joint injury: The military experience. In Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management. Springer US. 2015. p. 17-26 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7606-2_3
Rivera, Jessica C. ; Wenke, Joseph C. ; Ficke, James Robert ; Johnson, Anthony E. / Arthritis after joint injury : The military experience. Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management. Springer US, 2015. pp. 17-26
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