Formerly Known as Freefalling
- Sep 8, 2006
- Not Afghanistan
Ya think? Seriously, did anyone NOT see this coming?
US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be withdrawn from the battlefield due to back or joint pain than combat injuries, a study says.
A survey in a UK medical journal of US evacuees treated at a military hospital in Germany from 2004 to 2007 shows that psychiatric disorders also increased.
The study, in the Lancet, looked at the injuries suffered by 34,000 US military personel in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It found only 14% percent of medical evacuations were due to combat wounds.