Spinal injuries in motorcycle crashes: patterns and outcomes.

@article{Robertson2002SpinalII,
  title={Spinal injuries in motorcycle crashes: patterns and outcomes.},
  author={Alexander R Robertson and Peter V Giannoudis and Toby Branfoot and Ian F Barlow and Stuart J Matthews and Raymond Malcolm Smith},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2002},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={
          5-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine patterns of spinal injury and clinical outcomes resulting from motorcycle crashes. METHODS We analyzed data collected on 1,121 motorcyclists involved in road traffic accidents (from 1993-2000) and identified those who had sustained a spinal injury. RESULTS Spinal injury occurred in 126 (11.2%) riders (112 male riders [88.9%] and 14 female riders [11.1%]), with a mean age of 30.2 years (range, 16-61 years) and Injury Severity Score of 18… CONTINUE READING

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