It's biking season all year long in Seattle but with the warmer and drier weather upon us, more and more bikes are on the road. Both cyclists and motorists have the responsibility to maximize safety. Bike rider are much more exposed than drivers so even when a rider does something boneheaded, remember - your broken headlight is much easier to fix than their broken bones. Take the high road, be patient, and give bicyclists the space they need to ride safely.
Some of the most common cycling injuries that orthopaedic surgeons treat include broken collar bones, shoulder and elbow injuries, and broken wrists.
Tips for Preventing Injuries
To minimize your risk of injury while riding a bicycle:
This information is provided as an educational service and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Anyone seeking specific orthopaedic advice or assistance should consult his or her orthopaedic surgeon.
Sara Jurek, MD