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Bicycle handlebar injuries in Western Australia: from imprints to abdominal wall hernias

Parshotam K Gera, Andrew P Barker, Ian Gollow, Jillian Orford, Sue Wicks and Liz Whan
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (5): 295.
Published online: 1 September 2008

To the Editor: In bicycle accidents, direct impact with the bicycle handlebar can cause serious abdominal injuries. These injuries occur not only in high-speed collisions, where the rider is thrown from the bicycle, but also in low-speed crashes, where the bicycle handlebar strikes the rider in the abdomen or pelvic region.1

  • Parshotam K Gera1
  • Andrew P Barker1
  • Ian Gollow1
  • Jillian Orford1
  • Sue Wicks2
  • Liz Whan1

  • 1 Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, WA.
  • 2 Kidsafe WA, Department of Health, Perth, WA.

Correspondence: gerapk@rediffmail.com

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