Most Common Motorcycle Collision Injuries
If you are a motorcyclist, you certainly love the feeling of the wind on your face and nothing but the open road ahead of you. Heading out on a quick ride can erase the stress of a bad day and touring the beautiful Bradenton area on a bike can offer a travel mode that is freshly different from road tripping in a car. With that being said, every time that you hop on your motorcycle, you do face the risk of a potential accident.
Obviously, as a cyclist, thinking about a worst-case scenario is never a pleasant thing, but here at Impact Medical in Bradenton, those scenarios are part of our every day. At our practice, we make it our business to rehabilitate those who have suffered an unfortunate motorcycle collision. Our multifaceted and holistic approach to post-accident care can get you back to living a full and healthy life.
Today, we wanted to take a few minutes to bring some awareness to the most common motorcycle collision-related injuries so that hopefully, you can be a little bit safer when you head out for your next ride. So, without further delay, let’s get started…
When it comes to being injured in a motorcycle crash, the most common factors that come into play are speed and impairment. Additionally, drivers of both motorcycles and other vehicles not paying attention at intersections often lead to disaster. When cyclists crash, they can expect to experience one or more of these injuries:
Head injuries can lead to both short-term and long-term impairment depending on the severity of the trauma; therefore, it is imperative that you wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. Leaving the protection of a helmet behind could result in death or permanent severe disability. Even with a helmet on, those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries or other head trauma can be left suffering from apnea, insomnia, chronic pain, balance issues, vision loss, and hearing issues.
Unlike a car, when you are hit on a motorcycle, there is not a steel cage around you to protect you. Oftentimes, you may even be launched into the air and thrown for long distances. This can leave your spinal column with herniations, compressions, fractures, and nerve damage. Severe spinal trauma can even lead to varying levels of paralysis that may or may not be permanent.
With the impact of a motorcycle collision, your skeletal system is subjected to extreme forces which can result in multiple broken bones that may need braced, casted, or even surgically repaired with rods, pins, and screws.
SOFT TISSUE DAMAGE
It is not just bones that can break in a bike accident. Soft tissue damage is almost guaranteed. You can end up with hematomas, torn ligaments and tendons, muscle damage, and severe road rash. Once again, some of these injuries may require surgery or various therapies to overcome so that you can return to normal functioning.
As you can see, the common traumas caused by motorcycle accidents can range from painful, but relatively simple to heal from to extremely life-threatening. Our Impact Medical team is well aware that even the safest riders may still end up in the unfortunate position of being an accident victim. If this is you, we encourage you to contact our caring and gifted medical team. We are able to take a team approach to treat your injuries so that you can get on the road to recovery. Don’t suffer in discomfort for another day. Call Impact Medical in Bradenton today!