Cervical spine injury reduced risk to use with helmet during motorcycle crashes

April 10, 2018

 

Despite claims that helmets do not protect the cervical spine during a motorcycle crash and may even increase the risk of injury, researchers from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison found that, during an accident, helmet use lowers the likelihood of cervical spine injury (CSI), particularly fractures of the cervical vertebrae....More

 

 

Source:  Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group

Reference: Page PS, Wei Z, Brooks NP. Motorcycle helmets and cervical spine injuries: a 5-year experience at a Level 1 trauma center. J Neurosurg Spine, 2018 DOI: 10.3171/2017.7SPINE17540

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