Table 3

Activity when musculoskeletal injury occurred among 130 US Air Force Special Operations Command Special Tactics Operators (during a 1-year period)

ActivityAll injuries (%)Preventable injuries (%)
Physical training42 (38.2)30 (65.2)
Tactical training19 (17.3)6 (13.0)
Recreational activity/sports9 (8.2)3 (6.5)
Combat5 (4.5)2 (4.3)
Occupational tasks1 (0.9)1 (2.2)
Other7 (6.4)4 (8.7)
Unknown27 (24.5)0 (0.0)
Total 110 46