FIVE- YEAR REVIEW OF SPINAL CORD INJURIES IN MOTORCYCLISTS

One hundred and twenty motorcyclists with significant spinal cord injuries who were admitted to hospital over a five year period have been reviewed. Fifty-one per cent of them suffered direct injuries to the vertebral column and spinal cord, the majority remaining permanently paraplegic. Thirteen of the 25 riders who became tetraplegic were wearing open- face helmets, and 11 of these remained permanently paralysed. The survey suggests that the open- face helmet offers less protection to the cervical spinal cord than the full-face helmet. There is an urgent need to review standards for the design of helmets worn by motorcyclists (A). (TRRL)

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    Australian Medical Publishing Company, Limited

    71-79 Arundel, Glebe
    Sydney, New South Wales 2037,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Yeo, J D
  • Publication Date: 1979-10-6

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 381
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  • Accession Number: 00323033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM