Cycling and Trauma

Bicycle Trauma Injuries and Hospital Admissions in the United States, 1998–2013 (PDF)
Background: Cycling is associated with many health benefits, but also with the risk of injury. Trends in bicycle-related injuries are difficult to assess because the majority of nonfatal injuries sustained while cycling are not reported to police and thus are not included in traffic statistics. We sought to evaluate trends in adult cycling injuries and hospital admissions in the United States using emergency department data.

Background: Genital numbness and erectile dysfunction in cyclists may result from repeated perineal impacts on the bicycle saddle (micro-trauma) that occur during routine cycling.

Aim: To evaluate the relationship between oscillation forces and perineal pressures among cyclists in a simulated laboratory setting.