Mechanisms of injury in competitive off-road bicycling.

  title={Mechanisms of injury in competitive off-road bicycling.},
  author={Tony K Chow and Robert L Kronisch},
  journal={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  volume={13 1},
OBJECTIVE To describe the mechanisms of injury from crashes during competitive off-road bicycling (mountain biking) and to examine the type, location, and severity of the resulting injuries. METHODS We examined and interviewed all bicyclists injured while competing at 7 off-road bicycling events. Information regarding the direction of fall and the presence of a collision or mechanical failure was obtained, and the injury patterns were compared. RESULTS There were 97 injured riders, with a… CONTINUE READING
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