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military service


time spent serving in the armed forces, especially as a compulsory period for young people in some countries

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Only one study on the prevention of disorders in lower limbs was identified (Larsen et al., 2002). When shock-absorbing and biomechanical shoe orthoses were tested in military service, users had less back and lower leg disorders than non-users. But because care-seeking for lower extremity problems is rare, the use of this kind of custom-made orthosis for prevention of MSDs in military conscripts would be too costly for wider application.

Term reference

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: Prevention report, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, [28.9.2018]


  • Български: военна служба
  • Čeština: vojenská služba
  • Dansk: værnepligt
  • Deutsch: Wehrdienst
  • Ελληνικά: στρατιωτική θητεία
  • English: military service
  • Español: servicio militar
  • Eesti: ajateenistus 
  • Suomi: asepalvelus
  • Français: service militaire
  • Hrvatski: nacionalni provedbeni zakon
  • Magyar: katonai szolgálat
  • Íslenska: herþjónusta
  • Italiano: servizio militare
  • Lietuvių: karo tarnyba
  • Latviešu: militārais dienests
  • Malti: servizz militari
  • Nederlands: militaire dienstplicht
  • Norsk: militærtjeneste
  • Polski: służba wojskowa
  • Português: serviço militar
  • Română: serviciu militar
  • Slovenčina: vojenská služba
  • Slovenščina: služenje vojaškega roka
  • Svenska: militärtjänst