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Document ID (ISN)68612
CIS number 97-671
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jennings R.T., Bagian J.P.
Title Musculoskeletal injury review in the U.S. space program
Bibliographic information Aug. 1996, Vol.67, No.8, p.762-766. 29 ref.
Abstract Physical training program undertaken by U.S. astronauts have resulted in a number of orthopaedic injuries. Injuries identified during the period 1987-1995 include fractures, and soft tissue injuries causing tears to muscles, ligaments and cartilage. Injury patterns are analyzed and suggestions are made for improvements. These include decreased reliance on running and competitive athletics for conditioning, improved personal preflight fitness training, and coordinated postflight rehabilitation.
Descriptors (primary) physical training; space travel; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) physical fitness programmes; tissue damage; fractures
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Physical fitness programmes
Space travel