Helmets reduce bicycle-related head and facial injuries for bicyclists of all ages involved in all types of crashes including those involving motor vehicles. Helmets for preventing head and facial injuries in bicyclists Cochrane Database Syst Rev. ;(2): CD Cited by: May 01, · Cyclists wearing helmets appear to be at significantly lower risk of head and brain injuries after a bicycle crash than those not wearing helmets, regardless of age or crash severity. Helmet wearers also have a lower risk of facial injuries, but only for injuries that are serious (lacerations or fractures) and to the upper or middle thumbxxx.xyz by: 7.
Helmets for preventing head and facial injuries in bicyclists. Thompson DC, Rivara FP, Thompson R. PMID: [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] MeSH Terms. Bicycling/injuries* Craniocerebral Trauma/prevention & control* Facial Injuries/prevention & control* Head Protective Devices* Humans; Randomized Controlled Trials as TopicCited by: Wearing a helmet dramatically reduces the risk of head and facial injuries for bicyclists involved in a crash, even if it involves a motor vehicle Cycling is a healthy and popular activity for.
Facial injuries to cyclists occur at a rate nearly identical to that of head injuries. Although it makes inherent sense that helmets would be protective against head injury, establishing the real-world effectiveness of helmets is important. Oct 25, · Injuries to the mid and upper face were also markedly reduced, although helmets did not prevent lower facial injuries. Authors' conclusions: Helmets reduce bicycle-related head and facial injuries for bicyclists of all ages involved in all types of .