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Cycling Triggers More Cervical Fractures in Men, AAOS Reported


Cycling triggers more cervical fractures in men, according to the new study describing that recreational sport is the main cause to trigger cervical fractures in men.

Despite the fact that regular cycling introduces a number of health benefits such as decrease in body fat, healthy heart and bones, the recent research managed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has disclosed that the sports-related cervical fractures have been observed to be increased by 35 per cent in the years 2000 to 2015, mostly because of increasing injuries related to cycling.

Cycling triggers more cervical fractures in men

Dr. John Mason DePasse, study’s leading author and orthopedic trauma surgeon from the Brown University said in a statement that, “Cervical spine injury is a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality, and, as far as injuries go, one of the more devastating injuries that we as orthopedic surgeons can treat. There isn’t much data available on spine/neck injuries in recreational activities and sports.”

The study has been disclosed during the 2018 Annual Meeting conducted by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The study has shown that the most common reason of fractures detected in men was cycling, while in women it was horseback riding. However, the most commonly diagnosed reason behind the cervical spine injury was football, in the United States.

Dr. DePasse added that, “The most recent paper we quoted was from 1991 and looked only at 63 male patients. In our study, we were able to sort through more than 50,000 cases by utilizing data analytics, which would have been nearly impossible to sift through by hand. The biggest takeaway was that cycling is the number one cause of neck fractures, which suggests we may need to investigate this in terms of safety.”