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Damage caused by the transfer of an external mechanical, chemical, electrical, or radiological energy to the body. Most injuries are from mechanical energy transfer that results from either an abrupt high intensity force (acute traumatic injury) or a repetitive lower intensity force (cumulative microtraumatic injury, often referred to as an overuse injury). Most military injuries are to the MSK system and the majority of those are cumulative microtraumatic injuries attributed to physical training activities.

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DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Last Updated: September 16, 2022
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