Emergency Medicine: Open Access

Emergency Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7548

Eleanor Davidson

Eleanor Davidson

United Kingdom

  • Review Article
    The Epidemiology of Cycling Fractures in Adults
    Author(s): Court-Brown CM, Morven Allan, Eleanor Davidson and Margaret M McQueenCourt-Brown CM, Morven Allan, Eleanor Davidson and Margaret M McQueen

    Objective: To Understand the Epidemiology of Cycling Fractures. Cycling injuries are increasing in incidence but there is, as yet, very little information about which fractures are associated with cycling. Methods: We have undertaken a prospective study of cycling fractures in adults over a one-year period in 2010- 11. All in-patient and out-patient fractures in patients aged ≥ 16 years were examined. Results: The results show that 3.6% of all fractures are caused by cycling and that the highest incidence in males is between 30-39 years of age with the highest incidence in females being between 50-59 years. The highest incidence in all types of cycling is in young males following road traffic accidents. Overall 86.5% of the fractures were in the upper limb and 29.3% were around the shoulder with clavicular fract.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7548.1000139

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