Pattern of Knee Injury Cases Attending Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka

Authors

  • Md Mashiur Rahman GSO-2 Coord, AFMC, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Fashiur Rahman PhD Fellow, Director General of Medical Services, Bangladesh Armed Forces, Bangladesh
  • Zulfiquer Ahmed Amin Deputy DGMS, Bangladesh Armed Forces, Bangladesh
  • Zakia Hossain Faiza MBBS, Medical Officer
  • Zahidul Islam DAA&QMG (Admin), AMCC&S, Ghatail, Bangladesh
  • Md Zahirul Islam Medical Directorate, Army Headquarters, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v15i1.48656

Keywords:

Knee injury, Anterior cruciate ligament, Soilders, Physical events, Training, Sports

Abstract

Introduction: Knee injury one of the most common injuries among soldiers accounts for losses in efficient combat power as well as increase burden of disability placed to the different units of Armed Forces.

Objectives: To find out the pattern of knee injury of patients attending at a tertiary military hospital.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study carried out during January 2017 to December 2017 at Orthopedic Center of CMH, Dhaka. A total of 153 knee injuries patients were selected purposively as per selection criteria and data were collected by face to face interview and record review.

Results: Total 153 respondents’ mean age was 31.03±10.19 years, most of them (41.8%) were from age group 25-34 years and were male (90.8%). Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury was predominant (37.9%) and main precipitating physical event was football (20.3%) followed by jumping 9 feet ditch (16.3%). Right knee was more involved (49.7%) than left knee (46.4%). Most of injuries occurred in the exercise ground (40.5%) then sports ground (35.3%). ACL injuries (19%) were common in the age group 25-34 years and 9.8% were in 15-24 years. Morbidity duration of knee injuries was <1 year for 49% and 1-5 years for 36.6% of the respondents.

Conclusion: Training-related injuries negatively impact the capabilities of any Armed Forces. Low fitness levels among soldiers are associated with increased risk for injury and attrition. Knee injury may be considered as one of the major occupational health problems of Armed Forces.

Journal of Armed Forces Medical College Bangladesh Vol.15 (1) 2019: 98-101

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Published

2020-08-20

How to Cite

Rahman, M. M., Rahman, M. F., Amin, Z. A., Faiza, Z. H., Islam, Z., & Islam, M. Z. (2020). Pattern of Knee Injury Cases Attending Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka. Journal of Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh, 15(1), 98–101. https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v15i1.48656

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