Traumatic rupture of bicepts brachii--a hazard of military parachuting

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Closed traumatic rupture of the biceps brachii has not been reported occurring to a British military parachutist. This paper describes such an injury to a British military parachutist using United States (US) Army equipment and procedures. The discussion highlights differences between British Army and US Army equipment and procedures which make the chances of this injury occurring to a British paratrooper very small.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-5
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1991


  • Adult
  • Arm
  • Aviation
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Military Personnel
  • Muscles/injuries
  • Risk Factors
  • Rupture
  • Wounds and Injuries/epidemiology


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