Motorcycle accident care differs profoundly from automobile collision care because of how the body is exposed and where the most impact occurs.
Bike crashes can be deadly, but what parts of the body are the most vulnerable in non-fatal collisions?
A number of studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine tried to figure this out.
They identified a pattern in what body parts get injured most frequently in non-fatal collisions.
So what are they? Read on to find out.
It may seem like the most vulnerable part of the body in most bike crashes would be the head.
However, studies have shown that 30 percent of injuries involved the feet and legs.
Here is the order of which body parts most often need motorcycle accident care after non-fatal collisions:
Legs and Feet — It makes sense that the legs and feet would be at risk when a car strikes or when the bike falls on the lower extremities. There is nothing to shield them from the impact.
Head and Neck — Even when the head is properly protected with a helmet, the neck may remain entirely exposed to the sudden impact.
Chest, Shoulders, and Back — This includes the abdomen and the spine. Chest pain can often be a sign of injuries to internal organs, bruises or fractures on the ribs, and muscle strain in this region.
Arms and Hands — Upper extremities are also often exposed, leaving them open to burns, tears of the skin, and broken bones.
Hips and Pelvis — Hip and pelvic injuries are a common part of motorcycle accident care because of the area the car or bike impacts in a collision. It can collide directly with this region of the rider.
So what does this information tell us? It cautions us to protect each body part carefully with appropriate, high-quality protective gear every time you ride.
Even when a bike rider sufficiently protects the body with a helmet and suitable gear, motorcycle accident care is necessary following a collision to make sure that the spine did not fall out of alignment during the impact of the crash or fall.
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