Patellofemoral Syndrome

A Very Common Cause of Knee Pain This is very common, and I believe that Medics can both diagnose and treat it. When Soldiers walk miles for Land Navigation in the dark on uneven terrain, ruck march 9-12 miles, and conduct patrols- they can definitely get some knee pain. This is one common reason whyContinue reading “Patellofemoral Syndrome”

ACCIDENTAL HYPOTHERMIA

The SMOG is pretty good, except that medics on the ground don’t usually have the ability to perform an EKG.  And being an algorithm, it is not full of details. Still, it’s a good starting point. I also recommend this “COLD CARD” from the Wilderness Medicine Society. It is excellent and practical. Useful for assessmentContinue reading “ACCIDENTAL HYPOTHERMIA”

Heat Injuries

We have to agree on the definition before we can discuss treatment. Many different definitions and opinions exist out there. Fort Benning has taken the lead on research and committees to help shape these opinions. It happens all the time. You go to the field and a dude passes out. No one knows what toContinue reading “Heat Injuries”

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