Bicyclists injured by automobiles: relationship of age to injury type and severity--a national trauma databank analysis.

@article{Lustenberger2010BicyclistsIB,
  title={Bicyclists injured by automobiles: relationship of age to injury type and severity--a national trauma databank analysis.},
  author={Thomas Lustenberger and Kenji Inaba and Peep Talving and G Barmparas and Beat Schn{\"u}riger and Donald J Green and David S. Plurad and Demetrios Demetriades},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 5},
  pages={1120-5}
}
BACKGROUND Bicycle riding is a popular recreational activity and a common mode of transportation. Impact with a motor vehicle, however, has the potential to result in significant injury to the rider. The magnitude of this problem, the incidence and types of injuries, and the effect of age on these variables are poorly defined in the literature. METHODS This was a National Trauma Databank study during a 5-year period. Injury Severity Score (ISS), specific injuries sustained by riders, and… CONTINUE READING

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