The majority of traumatic injury is caused by falling off the bicycle. In other cases, the cyclist could collide with or be hit by another object. The most common injuries among cyclists who fall are breaks of the collarbone or dislocation of the shoulder blade and the collarbone.
Since the introduction of the click pedal, there have also been more hip fractures, particularly among older riders.
- The body part may show an unnatural position
- Swelling, bleeding and a blue colour can also be seen with a break
- The joint is out of position
- Normal movement is not possible
- Swelling, bleeding and a blue colour can also be seen with a dislocation
Try to move the affected part as little as possible and call for specialised help. While waiting for specialised help, you can cool a non-compound fracture or dislocation with ice. Do not do this with a compound fracture.
There are no specific interventions to prevent breaks as a result of falling from your bike.