ROSEMONT, Ill., May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- May is national bike month and an opportunity to get outdoors and active.
"Collarbone injuries due to a direct impact to the shoulder are more common as the weather warms up," states Nancy Yen Shipley, MD, spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon. "Limit falling off your bike and a direct injury to your shoulder by not utilizing your cellphone while you ride. Believe it or not, I often see cyclists trying to multitask on a cellphone while biking! This is a no-no and certainly contributes to the risk of bike crashes. Save that text message until you're off your bike."
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2017, emergency departments, doctors' offices and clinics treated over 1.1 million people for bike-related injuries.
Avoid a trip to the emergency room by following these bicycle safety tips from orthopaedic surgeons and the AAOS:
For more information on bike safety visit, OrthoInfo.org.
More Information about the AAOSWith more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS is the trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal health. It provides the highest quality, most comprehensive education to help orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals at every career level best treat patients in their daily practices. The AAOS is the source for information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related musculoskeletal health care issues and it leads the health care discussion on advancing quality.
Visit AAOS, at:Newsroom.aaos.org for bone and joint health news, stats, facts, images and interview requests.Orthoinfo.org for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions.Facebook.org/AAOS1Twitter.com/AAOS1Instagram/AAOS_1
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