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Tips on Bicycling Safety From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Date:3/23/2009

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cyclist Lance Armstrong is hospitalized for a fractured collarbone after a fall from his bicycle during a race in Spain. Today Show anchor Matt Lauer takes a tumble on his bike, hurting his shoulder after colliding with a deer. These two accidents highlight the importance of bicycle safety as accidents can happen to anyone at anytime. Whether you are an avid rider or a first-time cycler, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) warns bicyclists of all ages to remember some important safety precautions.

  • Always wear a helmet approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
    • Make sure it fits snugly but comfortably and does not obstruct vision.
    • It should have a chin strap and buckles that stay securely fastened.
    • Studies have shown that wearing a bicycle helmet can reduce head injuries by up to 95 percent.
  • Make certain the bicycle is the proper size for the rider. Appropriately sized frames, handlebar and seat heights, as well as understanding of gear systems, help reduce fractures or sprains.
  • Consider wearing knee, wrist and elbow pads to protect bones and joints when falling.
  • If you fall off a bicycle, maneuver yourself far away from other danger like moving traffic.
  • Proper supervision of younger riders at all times. It is recommended that younger children ride only in enclosed areas.

Common accidents can include, but are not limited to: colliding with a car or another bicycle, losing control, entangling hands, feet or clothing in the bicycle and feet slipping off the pedals. As orthopaedic surgeons treat so many of these types of injuries, the AAOS recommends further tips when riding
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